Dance On: join our fun dancing workshops for over 50s!

We are delighted to be a part of Dance On, a new initiative creating dance programmes across Doncaster, Leeds and Bradford.

The initiative is funded by Sports England and we are working alongside Yorkshire Dance and One Dance UK in order to establish new dance groups for older people. The sessions are open to everyone aged 50+.

The focus will be on fun and socialising – don’t worry about not knowing the steps, remembering routines, getting put on the spot, or how flexible you need to be! These dance groups will be about playing, moving in new ways and most of all enjoying yourself. You’ll try new things, develop your confidence in a supportive, friendly environment, and explore the world of dance with the help of various dancers and artists. Watch the video at the bottom of this page to get a taste of what to expect in a session.

Have you ever sat at home watching Strictly Come Dancing and wished that you could join in? If so these could be the perfect sessions for you!


Below you will find information on the current Dance On sessions in Doncaster. If you would like to come along, please give us a call on 01302 558041 or email so that we can book you on and answer any questions you might have.

Please note:

Dance On sessions will not take place on Bank Holidays.

Dance On at The Point

Tuesdays 11am–12pm
The Point, South Parade, DN1 2DR

£3 per session (your first session is free)

Dance On at Edlington
Mondays 10:30am–11:30am*
Edlington Community Organisation (ECO), Yorkshire Main Community Centre, Doncaster, DN12 1AB

£3 per session (your first session is free)

* Please note: our session on 30 March will take place at The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR.

Dance On at Stainforth
Mondays 12.30 – 1.30pm
Polton Close Community Centre, Stainforth, DN7 5HX


Dance On at Bessacarr

Fridays 12 – 1pm
St Francis Church, Nostell Place, Bessacarr, DN4 7EZ

£3 per session (your first session is free)

Dance On with Age UK Thorne Moorends
Fridays 11am-12pm
Age UK @ Thorne Moorends Miner’s Welfare Centre, DN8 4LH

Free to Age UK day service users only 

Dance On with Age UK Armthorpe

Thursdays, 11am-12pm
Armthorpe Community Centre, Church Street, Armthorpe DN3 3AN

Free to Age UK service users only, led by Age UK Dance On Champions

Dance On at Barnby Dun
Mondays 2:30pm-3:30pm (No session 5/8/19)
Peacehaven Community Hall, Barnby Dun DN3 1AF


Dance On at Aukley
Mondays 2pm-3pm
Auckley Parish Rooms, St Saviours Church, Main St, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3HW

£3 per session (your first session is free) 

Dance On with Age UK Sprotbrough

Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough Road, Sprotbrough, DN5 8BP

Free to Age UK service users only, led by Age UK Dance On Champions

Dance On elsewhere

As the aim of Dance On is to set up as many sustainable dance groups for older people as possible, we are on the hunt for additional partners and community groups who might be keen to get involved!

If you’re an adult over 50 who would love to get involved, but can’t make the above sessions, why not work with us to set up another group?

Whether you fancy starting a group from scratch, or you have a pre-existing network of people who you think might be interested in joining a group like this, we can help. You can contact our brilliant Dance Artist Charlotte to discuss the possibility of starting your own Dance On group, and she will support you through this process. You can reach Charlotte on

Dance On has been developed by One Dance UK, Yorkshire Dance, darts (Doncaster Community Arts), and the University of Leeds. Funded by Sport England.