The older we get the more beautiful we grow

Following our amazing fund raising drive to make our studio more disabled friendly we are opening our butterflies initiative.

Sorry until work is finished we are not wheelchair friendly


Caterpillar Sessions – Our Jack and Jill’s playroom will be running caterpillar sessions for all pre-school children but focusing on Children with disabilities.

  • Jack and Jill playtime for Mums and Toddlers Tuesday 9.30 – 10.30 am cost £2.50
  • Jack and Jill playtime for Mums and Toddlers Thursday 1.30 – 2.30 pm cost £2.50

Chrysalis Sessions – Janet will be running classes to make all disability aware. They will be able to take awards for taking part in charity events and take awards on disability awareness.

  • Family General Standard, & Latin Class Thursday 4.00-5.00 pm  SKY Badge – Disability Certificate course available for under 11 year olds
  • Deaf Advice Course – Are you a dance teacher who gets deaf or hard of hearing students?
    Do you really understand what they hear or not hear?
    Do you understand the difference between hearing aids and Barhas?
    Could you be playing music at a level that could damage your hearing or your pupils?

Golden Butterflies – JLC Dance will be running classes for older children and for adults open to all but focusing on disability providing the chance to dance in a secure space.

  • Children’s 4-6yrs Ballet Saturday 11.30 am
  • Children’s 6-16yrs Ballet Saturday 12.00 pm
  • Children’s 6-16yrs Ballroom Saturday 1.00 pm
  • Children’s 6-16yrs Lyrical Saturday 2.00 pm
  • Adult Seated Exercise to Latin music Tuesday 10.45-11.30 am 

Blue Butterflies – because dance is great for mental health we support the Blue Light Charity.

  • Adult General Standard & Latin for 999 workers Wednesday 1.30 -2.30 pm cost £2.50

Silver Butterflies – JLC Dance will be running sessions are for all dancers but focus on dementia aiming to provide a great space for dementia sufferers to come and dance with out feeling insecure.

  •  Silver Tea Dance every Thursday 2.30-4.00 pm and cost £2.50


Thought these classes are provided for children and adults with with disabilities and price is subsidised. We do not exclude anyone from any class so please just come along


Golden Dancers

Dance is for all

Our Golden Dance Club was a pilot scheme in conjunction with Sign Hi Say Hi focusing on Deafness
We believe that dance is for all and that everyone should be given the chance to have a go, so when we sat down to decided how we could help a children’s cause we decided to choose Deafness why?

Because our founder and principal director Janet is deaf having started to lose her hearing as a young adult she became completely deaf in her 30’s and these days she wears two BAHA’s to help her hear,  She does not sign but is a very good lip reader.

Golden Dance Club

Cost £2.50- £5 per child
Our Saturday classes focus on Ballet, Lyrical and Ballroom the classes taught by Janet and  focusing on deaf children but any children can join deaf or not. 01253 69 33 50 to book 
Come join us and learn to dance.
Dance can help build strong muscles and flexible joints  It can improve strength, flexibility, co-ordination and balance.Dance is exercise and Exercise helps in the long term to improve the health of the heart and blood vessels, reducing the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. It can reduce the risk of some types of cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But most of all we hope the social interaction will reduce the feeling of isolation, improving confidence, increase self-esteem and improve mood.
Find out more about deaf dancers http://jlcdanceinternational.com/deaf-dancers/

Silver Butterfly Dancers

We are working towards the next
Dementia Awareness Week  15-21 May 2018
Our Silver Dances started out as a pilot scheme in conjunction with the Blackpool council and local residential homes has now been endorsed by Anne Nolan Alzheimer’s & Dementia Ambassador focusing on dementia. Janet and Beverley feel that it’s hard enough to lose someone you love to Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. It’s terrifying to think you could end up there yourself, someday.  Our approach is simple as professional dance teachers we bring music and dance to hundreds of people every week so we know what people like and remember. Our playlists include old favourite tunes and new ones, music that will bring back memories combined with movement through performance and participation that can engage dementia participants enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialise and stay present.
What is Dementia…. It’s a word used to describe a group of symptoms including memory loss, confusion, mood changes and difficulty with day-to-day tasks.

Dance is exercise and Exercise helps improve the health of the heart and blood vessels, reducing the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. It can reduce the risk of some types of cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. It can help maintaining strong muscles and flexible joints can help people maintain independence for longer, It can helping to keep bones strong reducing the risk of osteoporosis, and improve sleep, as well as reduce the risk of falls by improving strength and balance.

It can also improve cognition and may improve memory and slow down mental decline.But most of all we hope the social interaction will reduce the feeling of isolation, improving confidence, increase self-esteem and improve mood.


Do you care for someone with Dementia? 

Then come along….. it is a chance for them to have fun and get some exercise, it is also a chance for you to chat with other carers and meet new friends who really understand. If you know an elderly person who is suffering with dementia and would like to come for a dance or just a cuppa then bring them along it’s £2.50 and care (you) get in free, any Nursing Home wishing to attend please ring  01253 69 33 50 to book (care Free)
Silver Dancers on the move 2010-2017
If you would like us to visit your  Residential Home it costs is from £20 -£40We bring our own speaker and music and our trained dancers will motivate your clients with lively up to date and nostalgic music. Encouraging movement through performance and participation we will have your toes tapping and hands clapping and even dancing before you know it.
Over the years we have worked in quite a few nursing homes and rest homes providing seated Exercise classes and Dance sessions
  • Ashton View Residential Home Longridge
  • Alston Lodge  Residential Care Home Longridge
  • Longridge Hall and Lodge  Care Home
  • Old Vicarage Care Home Freckleton
  • Dutton Brook House Parsonage Ave Ribchester
  • Belgravia care Blackpool
  • Croft house residential care home Freckleton
  • Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home Blackpool
Amazing.. my residents loved this and some of them who don’t usually interact got involved as did all us staff hehe thanks so much xx
 Elle Louise
Silver Dancers watching

We run monthly dance holidays at the Norbreck Castle Hotel Blackpool for people with out Dementia.  During these holidays there are afternoon tea dances

Please feel free to ask if you can bring a Silver dancer to watch the afternoon Tea Dance and listen to the music, they will get so much out of it.

Find out more Visit our international page http://jlcdanceinternational.com/unlikely-dancer/

Making social action part of life for 10-20 year-olds

The #iwill campaign promotes social action among 10-20 year-olds. This includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which create a double-benefit – to communities and young people themselves. So far more than 700 business, education and voluntary sector partners have committed to embedding social action into the lives of young people.

Help us keep our projects running

Throughout the year we do charity work and displays as well as competitions, we love performing for you Our amateur dancers will perform in charity shows

“A good cause and we will be there”
Adults Formation Team Rehearsal Times
Adults Thursday  8-9pm Please note rehearsals are not on Norbreak Dance break weeks
This years dances 
  • San Diego Samba
  • Waverley Two Step
  • KayLee Rumba
  • Gay Gordons
  • Diamond Quickstep
  • Shim sham
  • Jitterbug Stroll

Children’s Rehearsal Times 

Children Monday 5-6pm £5
This years mini Jitterbug Display Dances are
  • Shim sham
  • Jitterbug Stroll
  • Waltz
  • Cha Cha Cha

Charity only 
The children, ladies and gents put time and effort in to practising for these shows and are only available to do charity events,

Note If out of the Blackpool area then we charge for travel
If you are wanting a 5 minute display for a “charity do” then we have a 50’s troupe of ladies or a children’s Ballroom display team who will try to be there!.

Charity events we have supported so far last year

  • Harbour Hospital – World Mental Health Day
  • Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Dementia Awareness Day yearly event
  • Blackpool Cricket Club – Street Angels
  • Blackpool Council  – Dementia Awareness Day (Blackpool Tower/ Winter Gardens) yearly event
  • Coffee Morning – Mac Millian Nurses yearly event
  • Coffee Morning  – British Heart Foundation
  • Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display team Open Day – Spitfire Museum Blackpool


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