Joie de Vivre: celebrating mature dancers at Pavilion Dance

Joie de Vivre: celebrating mature dancers at Pavilion Dance

Pavilion Dance South West celebrates and showcases mature dancers in its Joie De Vivre programme, with a special offering of exhibitions, performances and workshops.

On Sunday 9 October, Pavilion Dance South West invites the public to take part, or simply observe the excellent work on offer.

Open Workshop

Aimed at over 50s, with or without any previous dance experience, this open class will give those wanting to take part a taste of some of the classes available at Pavilion Dance South West. Come on your own, or with a partner or friends for an introduction to dance.

older woman dancing in Stonehenge

Meg Egdar


Pavilion Dance plays host to companies such as the internationally renowned Company of Elders (Sadler’s Wells) PRIME (Scotland) solo artist Patricia Glynn (Ireland) and South West’s YAMA Dance. With a mix of funny, poignant and eclectic pieces, the companies prove it’s never too late to start dancing.


Around the venue there will be chance to view a photographic exhibition, with stunning images of mature dancers enjoying movement in various surroundings. There will also be an opportunity to view the winning entries of the Joie de Vivre Short Dance Film Competition.

The South West has a greater proportion of over 65s than any other English region. Pavilion Dance South West makes it their aim to ensure that dance meets the demands and potential of this section of society; to constantly raise visibility of the expertise and excellent work on offer, and to promote a positive perception of older dancers and older people dancing.
Listing Information

Joie de Vivre platform of companies of mature dancers

Sunday 9 October,  2.30pm-4pm (open workshop), 5pm-6.15pm (performance)
Venue: Pavilion Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU

Tickets: £15 (workshop + performance) / £10 performance only.
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