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Silver Swans ballet class comes to King's Lynn


By Lynn News Reporter


A highly-qualified and experienced dance teacher, Karen Waite, who has had more than 51 years teaching in Lynn, has now extended her training to include those over 55.

Silver Swans is a program designed specifically for the older generation, and can only be taught by licensed professionals.

Karen went to the Royal Academy of Dancing to train and is now bringing the beneficial practice home.

She said: “Being an older dancer myself, I know full well the benefits that dancing has on the mind and body. Most people will say ‘I’m too old for ballet’.

“However, I wish to change this preconception and say: You are never too old to start learning or take up ballet again.”

Silver Swans
Silver Swans

According to Karen: “Research has shown the benefits of dance ahead of any other physical activity for health benefits.”

In over 55’s regular practice of ballet could “improve cognitive function, help joint strength, posture and flexibility and have a positive impact on social life, counteracting mental illness”.

The official Silver Swans fact sheet says: “Scientific research shows that 75 per cent of the factors affecting quality of life and longevity are related to lifestyle, while only 25 per cent are hereditary.

“This means that there’s no excuse for not getting more active whatever your age, and dance in particular can play a vital role in ensuring a longer and better quality of life.”

Karen plans to hold classes at 33 Bridge Street in Lynn, on Wednesday afternoons at 2.30pm.

Although the class is designed for over 55’s anyone is welcome to come and try it for themselves.

For more information, phone 07964 193758.



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