15 January 2021

SWINDON’S PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY LAUNCHES FUN EMPOWERMENT DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS

RPA Launches Adult Dance Classes
One of the South West’s leading performing arts companies for children and young people is now offering regular dance classes for adults.

The Empowerment for Adults Heels Class, one of several adult classes launching this month, is all about being non-elitist and welcoming. And having fun and a good laugh. 

The joy of laughing and feeling welcomed in a non-judgemental environment does so much for people’s wellbeing and self-esteem, says RPA founder Fi Da Silva Adams.

She said: ‘I love that our classes have an absolutely non-specific gender bias. No matter how you identify, you can come and feel fabulous dancing in heels – or not, darling!’

RPA Launches Adult Dance Classes - Fi Da Silva Adams
Image taken by Barbara Leatham Photography

Benefits of dancing

‘One of the best things about dancing is that, while you’re having fun moving to music and meeting new people, you’re getting all the health benefits of a good workout.’

According to NHS UK, regular dancing is great for:

  • Losing weight
  • Maintaining strong bones
  • Improving posture and muscle strength
  • increasing balance and co-ordination and beating stress!

There’s also evidence that regular dancing can improve heart health in older people.

‘One of the participants at our Monday street dance class described the classes as ‘MC Hammer meets French & Saunders’!’ laughed Fi. ‘It’s a great way to feel empowered, feel embraced for your unique qualities and feel great.’

Classes

The Empowerment for Adults Heels Class (Intermediate Level) for 18 years and over is on Fridays from 8pm-9pm at Moredon Community Centre, 1 The Street, Swindon SN25 3ER. 

All adult classes began last week with the RPA Street Generation X (Beginner Level) for 18+ years, class That’s at Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street, Swindon.

The RPA Sing Generation X (Beginner Level) for over 18s is on Wednesdays at Holy Trinity Church, Ramleaze Drive, Shaw.

As well as the Empowerment Class, RPA also run their Advanced Commercial & Street Classes for ages 16+. Those classes are for more advanced dancers with a background of previous dance training/experience, though of course adults are also welcome to attend. These are on Fridays from 7pm-8pm at Moredon Community Centre.

For a list of all the classes, visit: https://revolutionpa.co.uk/rpa-classes-2021-all-welcome

About RPA

Revolution Performing Arts is one of the South West’s leading performing arts companies for children and young people.

Fi Da Silva Adams founded the Swindon-based company in 2007. RPA specialises in empowering young people and now adults to celebrate their individuality through the power of performing arts. 

RPA runs classes across Swindon as well as in Shrivenham, North Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. 

For more information, visit: https://revolutionpa.co.uk or email: office@revolutionpa.co.uk



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