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Photo by Adrian Malloch
Photo by Adrian Malloch
Photo by Adrian Malloch
Photo by Adrian Malloch
Photo by Adrian Malloch
Photo by Adrian Malloch
Senior Swans at DFLA
Photo by Adrian Malloch
Senior Swans brings joy
Teacher Training Workshop
Senior Swans at DFLA


Senior Swans have developed a syllabus and teaching programs based on the Cecchetti method of ballet that enables seniors, even as complete beginners, to learn and enjoy ballet in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Our vision is to empower other teachers to take the success of these programs and replicate them in their local communities, making ballet for seniors more accessible to mature aged students across the globe. This will involve new business opportunities for dance studios and boost sustainability of jobs for teachers of dance.​ It is our goal to provide not only dance classes for Seniors, but also to encourage and support other dance studios and teachers to develop their skillset to be able to teach Seniors ballet and welcome them into their own dance communities.​ If you're a Senior looking for ballet classes, please see our list of licensed studios. If you're Dance Teacher or Studio Owner, please refer to our licence and workshop information for ballet for seniors. 

Senior Swans Unveiled

In 2014, Senior Swans in New Zealand took flight under the guidance of Kathleen Curwen-Walker L.C.B.A. setting forth on its path to offer multiple level classes exclusively tailored for seniors. This growth reflects a genuine need for a warm and secure haven where seniors can wholeheartedly embrace ballet. Our participants, a delightful mix of beginners and seasoned dancers returning after decades, are guided by Kathleen's meticulously crafted 'Ballet Initiation Course.' This proven pathway imparts essential ballet foundations, empowering dancers to gracefully transition into an authentic ballet experience. The Movitanz ballet for seniors programs, under the trademarks Senior Swans, Movitanz Senior Swans, and Movitanz, ensure everyone embarks on their seniors ballet journey with confidence and grace.

Movitanz Senior Swans
Movitanz Senior Swans testimonial
Senior Swans from Dance for Life Academy perform at Summerset Karaka
Senior Swans®️ Teacher Training Workshop: Auckland 2023


Join the Flock with our Senior Swans, ballet for seniors program!

Unveil the Elegance of Traditional Ballet with a Twist! Our seniors ballet programs offer a classic ballet experience with a joint-friendly twist – we skip the jumps to protect your precious joints! Our classes seamlessly integrate strength-building exercises, revitalizing stretches, artistic expression, and formal ballet training. This holistic approach revitalizes your body, calms your mind, presents invigorating challenges, and ensures your complete satisfaction. Become a part of our flock and let's dance our way to a healthier, more graceful you!

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senior swans student testimonial


As the population ages, the need for community-centric programs that holistically address the well-being of mature individuals becomes paramount. Ensuring they have easy access to classes that promote social interaction, physical health, and emotional support can greatly enhance their quality of life.

With your passion and dedication to ballet teaching, it's only right that such hard work and expertise should be rewarded. While the path we choose might not always offer the financial compensation we hope for, you deserve to flourish in your chosen field, especially given the years of training you've invested.

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to the Senior Swans' studio ‘secret sauce’ - a method that can not only elevate your reputation within the community but also provide a vital service to our elders. By doing so, you can enhance your studio's revenue and find joy in teaching a truly appreciative audience.

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