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New opportunities to move and connect in Elland with Curious Motion

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January can be a challenging time of year for our mental health and overall wellbeing. Curious Motion classes and workshops are back this week, including two new sessions – all designed to help you feel more connected to yourself, others, and your local community, release stress and worries, and utilise movement to refresh and restore your body and mind. Our first Sounding Board gathering is also happening on Saturday – a unique opportunity to be part of reducing loneliness in Calderdale (and there’ll be free cake!). I’d love to see you there.

More details and booking info in the latest Curious Motion Newsletter

Stories in Motion

NEW after-school sessions for children

After-school movement and storytelling workshops for children of all ages in partnership with Elland Library. Parents and carers can enjoy free refreshments too.

Thursday 12th Jan – 9th Feb  –  3.45pm – 4.30pm
Elland Library, Coronation Street. HX5 0DF


Rhythm & Brews

NEW monthly workshops for all adults

Join us for some relaxing and uplifting movement activities with Matt. Suitable for all adults, this session involves an hour of movement (seated and/ or standing), followed by a brew and refreshments.

Friday 13th January  –  12pm – 1.30pm
Upper Hall (first floor), Southgate Church, Elland. HX5 0JL


Sounding Board

Be part of reducing loneliness in Calderdale

Are you interested in supporting more connection and a deeper sense of belonging across Elland, Rastrick and the lower valley? Join us for this informal gathering where we’ll enjoy time to explore what this means for you and your local community. There’ll be free cake and brews too!

Saturday 14th January  –  10am – 11am
Project Colt, Elland Bridge, HX5 0SG

Brews & Grooves

For all people over 55

Informal and accessible sessions for older people that focus on sharing joy and connection with others through contemporary dance and ballet-inspired movement, supporting participants to feel confident in their physicality and explore their creativity together. 

Tuesday 10th Jan – 7th Feb
10am – 10.45am: dancing

10.45am – 11.30am: brews & a chat
Southgate Church, Elland. HX5 0JL

Dance for Wellbeing

Evening sessions for all adults

An accessible movement and stretch class for adults of all ages. Explore a range of sequences and activities to a variety of music, cultivating a shared sense of fun, relaxation and achievement. We finish each session with time to stretch out and relax, then enjoy a brew together.

Thursday 12th Jan – 9th Feb
6pm – 7.30pm

The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3JT


More details and booking info in the latest Curious Motion Newsletter

Together in Motion from Curious Motion

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Welcome to the latest news bulletin from Curious Motion. Find words of inspiration and look what they have in store for the winter months. Join them in new ventures or take part in their popular recurring sessions, such as Rhythm and Brews!

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Curious Motion CIC

Unit 29 The Town Hall
St George’s Street
Hebden BridgeCalderdale HX7 7BY
United Kingdom

Get Active at The Space in Rastrick!

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There are many wonderful opportunities to get active at The Space in Field Lane with many exercise classes for all tastes and fitness levels. Whether you’re starting your fitness journey or you’re a regular, you’re bound to find something for you!

The full weekly schedule of the Space is available to download


Fitness  sessions:

Tuesday 10-11 : Zumba Gold with Crazy Amigos (£5 pp)

Thursday 18 – 19: Dance for Wellbeing with Curious motion – pay as you feel

Friday 14 – 14:45 : Gentle Exercise (£3 pp)



Spring Classes & Workshops from Curious Motion

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I hope you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. If you’re looking for something to help get back into the swing of things, we’ve got lots of options! Our classes and workshops start back this week – hope to see you there!

Sam x


Music & movement

Join us for some relaxing movement activities with Sam whilst Matt accompanies on the guitar! For adults of all ages (and children where this enables adults to attend), followed by time for a brew and a butty!


Starting : Friday 22nd April
12pm – 1.30pm
Southgate Church, Elland. HX5 0JL




Collecting Happiness!

This month’s session is a collection of creativity! Join us to get dancing, writing & drawing on the theme of happiness. Suitable for all ages.


Starting : Saturday 23rd April
1pm – 3pm
Southgate Church, Elland. HX5 0JL




Now open to all adults!

We’re very excited to bring this class back and it’s now open to all adults! Enjoy a variety of fun sequences and time to stretch and relax. There’s a brew afterwards too (of course!).

Starting : Thursdays, from 5th May
6pm – 7.30pm
The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3JT




Dance for people over 55

The next block of our popular dance and social programme for people over 55 starts next week! Explore and learn a series of dances over the 6 weeks, and have a lot of fun along the way!

Tuesdays, 26th April – 31st May
10am – 11.30am
Southgate Church, Elland. HX5 0JL



All sessions are ‘Pay as You Feel’ – choose a donation amount or come for free, no questions asked.
Drop-in places are available but please book in advance if you can!
Any questions – drop us a note on

Hope to see you in a session soon!
Sam and the team at Curious Motion x

Winter Solstice Wishes from Curious Motion

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✨Winter Solstice Wishes✨

Today marks the winter solstice, where the hours of darkness are at their peak. It can be a challenging time for our bodies, minds and souls.This time of year is also the dawn of new beginnings. Slowly but surely the light will prevail, the days becoming longer and the anticipation of lighter and warmer times leading the way. It’s a time of hope, reflection and restoration.Remember that this period is all about doing what is best for you and your mental health, and that can look completely different for each person. I’ve included some ideas around this below, plus there’s info on activities to look forward to in the new year.For now though, on this dawn of light and new beginnings, I hope you can spend this time in the way you most want to. Wishing you a restorative and nourishing festive period and much love for 2022. Sam x


Huge thanks to you all for being part of our community this year. Curious Motion is now two years old, and with most of our existence being in a pandemic it’s been quite a ride! We’re so grateful to you all for continuing to be by our side and what a joy it has been to move, dance, and create together! Some wonderful memories have been made and exciting plans for 2022 are in motion. Here’s a summary of what’s to come in January – keep an eye on your inbox for more info to follow:

Rhythm & Brews

Through October and November, people of all ages from across Elland’s community joined us to explore what it means to move, sing, dance, and play together. It was joyous to say the least!Here’s how the participants told us they felt after the sessions:

“Happy, no worries!”   “A new woman”   “Loved”   “I feel cheered up”

Sessions return on 28th January and will run bi-weekly through February and March 2022. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information!

Monthly ‘Happiness Lab’ workshops
Explore what happiness means to you through a different creative activity each month. We’re kicking off with lantern making with Handmade Parade in January! Booking info coming soon.Find out more here.


Brews & Grooves

Our popular over 55s dance programme returns onTuesday 4th January in Elland.Click here to book 
For key workers in Calderdale via Calderdale Cares 4 Us.New for January: online and in-person sessions! Keep an eye on the CC4Us website for booking to open.

Sam recommends…

Some winter solstice resources for comfort and restoration: Christmas Coping Tips from Mind – some great tips to navigate this time from the mental health charity Mind.The Comfort Book by Matt Haig – a beautiful book created to provide hope in a stressful world. The Calm App – lots of wonderful meditations, sleep stories, and music.


Sending love and lightSam and the team at Curious Motion x


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Dance classes for 12 – 16 year olds with Dance United Yorkshire

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Are you 12 – 16 years old and passionate about dancing? Take your love for dance to the next level with Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company!

Starting Friday the 14th of May, there will be FREE weekly classes for young persons who have a love for dance. The classes lead to high quality performances.

Classes run each Friday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at
Bazzmatazz Dance Studio, Berwick St. Mills, 23 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG

For more details and to book, contact Romina on 07539 154709

Places are limited so get in touch now to book a place!



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Anchormen Dance Teams in Elland

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The Anchormen dance teams are based in Elland, Halifax. They provide dance classes in Halifax to anyone who wants to dance, learn dance routines, get dressed up and travel to competitions around the UK. But also to have fun, make new friends and build confidence.

They are now recruiting for new dance members. Boys or girls. Aged 6 upwards. Sessions are only £4 a week and no experience is necessary.

The dance classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Savage Centre, Eastgate, Elland, Halifax. HX5 9DQ (Opposite Morrison’s pedestrian entrance).

You can find them on Facebook ‘Anchormen Dance Teams‘ or on Instagram or Twitter: @anchormenelland. On the social media accounts you will find more photos of the members in action and videos to watch.

You can also visit their website for more information on dance classes in Halifax.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on our social accounts or any of the details below.


Mobile: 07940 244721



Youth Dance Class at the Brooksbank School

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A new community dance project for young people aged 14 – 21, focusing on enhancing their overall health and wellbeing. Physical skills such as strength, flexibility and co-ordination will be developed whilst vital aspects for wellbeing such as self esteem, motivation and concentration are enhanced.

  • Ballet for Wellbeing – 6pm to 7pm
  • Floorwork – 7pm to 8pm

Classes will run weekly for 8 weeks starting Monday 9 January 2017 at the Brooksbank School, Victoria Road, Elland, HX5 0QG.

The cost is just £2 per class and bookings should be made in advance by phone or email to Samantha McCormick (Lead Dance Artist) on 07740 366365 or