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More than Dance is a new Link4Life programme of activities that offers low cost, easy to access sessions designed to help get you more active – but in a fun and informal way that offers an alternative to more traditional forms of fitness and exercise. Dancing is a great way to look and feel good and a real benefit to overall health.

Link4Life has been awarded nearly £48,000 of Sport England Lottery money to help fund the eighteen month programme which will eventually take place in centres across the borough.

Watch out for details of new sessions in the pipeline.

To find out more about these and other dance sessions contact Shirley Waller at Link4Life by ringing 01706 926236.

Interested in a particular kind of dancing or dance exercise?

Send us your comments and suggestions on the 'More than Dance' programme here.

Adult Dancercise is a fitness based dance class, dancing to music form the 70s right up to the current music of today.

Carrie will also be teaching you some fantastic dance moves & routines.

For age groups 16+.

Day Time
Wednesdays: 7.30pm–8.30pm

Cost: £3.00 per session – no booking required, just turn up!

Instructor: Carrie Hanson

Venue: Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Campus, Rochdale Road, Middleton M24 6XH

For further details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01706 926208.

Adult Dancercise

Benefits of belly dance:

  • Improved posture and muscle toning
  • Burn calories
  • Stress relief
  • Shape your body while dancing
  • Socialise
  • Meet the goddess within
Day Time
Wednesdays: 6.00pm–7.00pm

Venue: Ladies Only Ltd, 8-12 St Mary’s Gate, Rochdale, OL16 1DZ

Contact: 01706 666314.

Belly Dancing

Indian rhythms and easy-to-follow moves create a one-of-a-kind dance session with a Bollywood theme that will blow you away.

New Weekly Session

Day Time
Saturdays: 2.00pm–2.45m

Cost: £2 per session – for all ages (14 and over)

Phone: 01706 926000

Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale.

Bollywood Dance

Do you watch Strictly Come Dancing and marvel at not just their skills but how much fitter and trimmer the celebrities look at the end of it?

Whether you are an expert dancer or a complete novice, couples and singles, this session will take you into the world of ballroom and latin dancing which will do wonders not just for your calf muscles but also your laughter levels. Sequins entirely optional!

New Weekly Session

Day Time
Mondays: 12 NOON–3.00pm

Cost: £2.50 per session – for ages 40 and over

Phone: 0300 303 8399

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw Way, Heywood.

Dancing Resequenced

Wednesdays

Time: 6.15pm-7.15pm

Venue: Turners Dance Centre, 34 George Street, Rochdale, OL16 2DA

We are now recruiting members to join our award winning competitive freestyle squad.

Looking for a new hobby?

Want to make new friends?

Learn life skills?

Improve your strength & fitness & grow in confidence?

This could be the hobby for you! For new and existing members of the school that are completely new to freestyle.

Contact: 01706 665353 (Day), 01706 645909 (Evening) or 07814 956136 for further details.

Thursdays - starting 10 November 2016

Time: 7pm-8pm

Cost: £2.50

Venue: Littleborough Boxing & Fitness Centre, 21 Church Street, Littleborough OL15 8DA

Suitable for age 13+

For further details contact Julie Durrant on 01706 373062 or Carrie on 07710 745702 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hip Hop Dance Class

A friendly salsa class created by ladies for ladies - no partner needed. Come and join the fun and learn a new skill in a relaxed environment. 

Day Time
Wednesdays: 7.30pm–8.30pm
(starts Weds 13 Jan 2016)  

Cost: £1.00 – no booking required.

Venue: Hebron Pentecostal Church, Rochdale OL12 6LB

For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01706 926208.

More Than Dance - Ladies Salsa

Come and  learn to dance like the 'stars' in the music videos!

The session will be a mix of street dance & hip hop.

Suitable for ages 13–17.

Day Time
Wednesdays: 6.30pm–7.30pm

Venue: Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Campus, Rochdale Road, Middleton M24 6XH

Cost: £3.00 – no booking required, just turn up!

Instructor: Carrie Hanson

For further details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01706 926208.

Music Video Dance Class

Boost your fitness as well as your dance moves with this fresh approach to the world of Ballroom and Latin.

For all ages, couples and singles.

Day Time
Sundays: 1.30pm–2.30pm

Cost: £2.50 per session – no booking required, just turn up!

Phone: 01706 926000

Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2HZ. 

Strictly Dance

Mondays

Time: 6.15pm-7.15pm

Cost: £2

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood

A fitness class inspired by the ballroom and Latin moves used in Strictly Come Dancing - without the need for a partner.

Designed to get you fit while having so much fun, you'll never want to miss a class.

Wear trainers and comfortable layers that you can remove when you get hot! Sessions run by qualified and experienced dance instructors. Low impact session designed for all abilities and ages!

No booking required - just turn up.

For further information please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01706 926208.