Adult Classes at Haddington Dance and Music

We have a great range of Adult Classes at Haddington Dance and Music. Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and our popular Dance Workout sessions. Whether learning to dance is something you’ve always wanted to do, or you’re returning to Dance after a break, or if you have a special occasion coming up and would like to start a regular fitness routine, we can help so give us a call!

Click on the classes listed below for further information.

For more information or to book a class call us on 01620 849167 or email us

Adult classes at Haddington Dance and Music

Mondays

7:00 – 7:45 Ballet (Beginners)advanced tap photo

7:45 – 8:30 Ballet (Inter/Advanced)

Tuesdays

7:30 – 8:15 Tap (Beginners)

8:15 – 9:00 Ballet (General/Beginners) (Waitlist)

Wednesdays

6:00 – 7:00 Jazz

Adult Tap classes at Haddington School of Dance and Music

7:00 – 7:45 Tap (Beginners)

7:45 – 8:30 Tap (Improvers)

8:30 – 9:15 Tap (Advanced) 

Thursdays

6:45 – 7:30 Contemporary (adult beginners)

Fridays

6:45 – 7:30 Contemporary (adult advanced)

Saturdays

10:15 – 11:00 Dance Workout

For more information or to book a class call us on 01620 849167 or email us

 

Report on the benefits of dance for adults

How to be stronger, better, faster, and smarter.

Dr Joe Verghese, a neurologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, conducted a study on 469 men and women. Over five years he studied ways of staying active to reduce the risk of dementia and found dancing to be the most effective physical activity. Verghese notes that dancing, unlike other physical activities, involves significant mental effort and social interaction, which have both shown to reduce the risk of dementia. Verghese stated that the “requirements of dancing, such as remembering the steps, moving in precise time to the music ..are mentally demanding exercises”.

According to Stanford University’s website, as dancers learn and remember, their brains are constantly reforming neural pathways; “dancing integrates several brain functions at once — kinaesthetic, rational, musical, and emotional — further increasing your neural connectivity.” Because dancing requires split-second decision making, interpretation and lots of memory, you are exercising your brain as much as your body.

You need to make a long term commitment to your health and fitness, regardless of your age or ability. The School of Dance and Music can offer you and your family a wide range of classes, from ballet to tap dance, that you will find challenging and stimulating and will help keep you healthy and fit.

For more information or to book a class call us on 01620 849167 or email us