EncoreEast’s Favourite Online and Live Classes – Open to All

EncoreEast’s Favourite Online and Live Classes – Open to All

EncoreEast has come a long way since we became an independent dance company at the beginning of the pandemic. Covid changed our lives in so many ways, however, something good emerged for those of us that love to dance, along came Zoom and dancing kept us together. It offered us an opportunity to work with the most wonderful dance companies, choreographers and practitioners who all wanted to share their love of dance.

We wanted to share some of our favourite classes both live and online. We will do a regular feature sharing classes we love, and if there are any you would like to share with us, please get in touch. Classes have all been tried and tested by members of EncoreEast and we are looking forward to seeing you on-line or in a studio soon.


ACTING OUR AGE – 55+   No dance experience required for this class.

Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Contact: www.flexerandsandiland.com for further information


These classes are free and can be found on YouTube.

Contact: www.new-adventures.net/company-class

Company member Stella said “They have a great range of techniques and although they are not always easy, as you are not in the class, you can just pause and take your own time. I particularly like Arielle’s Contemporary Class.


Sign-up at https://rambert.org.uk/rambertplus/front_2022

Classes are £8.99 per month, for as many classes as you would like to do.

They offer a very wide range of live classes at all levels.  There are plenty for the over 60s with an incredible range of styles.

EncoreEast’s Lyn said, “It keeps me going if I can’t get to dance in the studio”.

SIMONA SCOTTO offers classes specifically for the over 55s.

Contact: www.simonascotto.com for further information

 Daily live classes, both ballet and contemporary @ 9.30 a.m. (half an hour).

There are also live full-length ballet & contemporary classes (1 hour).

Donna says “The classes are suitable for everyone; you have plenty of opportunity after the class (via chat) to ask Simona anything you need to know.  There are once a month coffee mornings (zoom) and Simona has created a dance community. I can highly recommend them.”


DANCEEAST: Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich


DanceEast is very much the Home of EncoreEast and where we started.  It has the most wonderful facilities and offers endless support and encouragement to all that we do.

DanceEast offers a wide range of classes and workshops, some of which are aimed specifically at the older dancer.

Don’t miss the new over 50’s Contemporary Class Tuesdays 5.15 – 6.15pm (you’re sure to meet some of our EncoreEast members)



Contemporary Dance, Stretch and Strengthen (mixed ability, mixed age and all are welcome).

Tutor Caroline Mummery

EncoreEast dancer Anna said, “I can highly recommend this class” (although it is possible to access this via Zoom, the attention is on those in the class).

DWJ Classes: Bealings Village Hall, IP13 6LH

Contact: dwjdance@hotmail.com or edgefielddancecompany@gmail.com

Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30-11am.

Friday’s class is followed by a weekly creative choreographic session 11.15-12.15 after a short break for coffee.

Ju enjoys Debbie’s classes “Debbie uses inspiring and varied music and gives individual input and feedback. She introduces sequences which expand through the term”

Donna Brenchley