Silver Swans

Specially designed for older learners, Silver Swans® ballet classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. The health benefits of dance are well documented.

Research shows that 75% of the factors affecting quality of life and longevity are related to lifestyle, while only 25% are hereditary. This means that there’s no excuse for not getting more active whatever your age, and dance can play a vital role in ensuring a longer and better quality of life.

Research also often puts dance ahead of other physical activities in the variety of health benefits that it brings. Ballet and dance are also very social activities and Silver Swans classes can be great places to meet new people with a passion and joy for life.

Silver Swans Licensees are trained specifically to teach ballet to adults over 55s with a range of abilities, but all ages are welcome.  Open, fun and accessible, these classes will help improve your mobility, posture, coordination, and energy levels, no matter how old you are.

Silver Swans has been running from September 2017 in the UK, USA and Australia and was launched in New Zealand in 2019!  Use the map on this page to find a Silver Swans teacher in your area.

Silver Swans Day – 1st October 2023

Release your inner Swan

Join us for Silver Swans Day 1st October 2023.  A day of dance in celebration of International Day of the Older Person

Come along and find out for yourself, no age limit, no dance experience necessary

$75 per person (includes morning and afternoon tea)

Venue: Wellesley Studios 113/115 Wellesley Street West Auckland


10:00am:  Arrive

10:30am: Enhance your Dance, a gentle ballet class with Tutor and Silver Swans Ambassador Mary Jane O’Reilly

11:30am: Break

11:45am: Musical Theatre Class with Tutor Nancy Holland

12:45pm: Lunch (please bring your own)

1:30pm: Ballet Repertoire workshop with Tutor Jane Turner 

3:30pm: Gentle cool-down with Tutor Sharon Howells

4pm: Finish


Terms and Conditions


  • Register for Silver Swans Day - 1st October 2023

  • Contact in case of emergency

  • Photography/filming consent

Check out Silver Swans

Check out Silver Swans on social media under #RADSilverSwans and visit the Silver Swans page of the RAD UK website for more information.