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"Oh, you’re all like doctors. You give us injections of happiness." — Participant, Baycrest resident

Sharing Dance Older Adults

Dance is for everyone! Developed by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) and Baycrest, industry leaders in dance training and geriatric care, Sharing Dance Older Adults is a safe and accessible dance program that engages older adults in meaningful dance activity. Programming is designed for individual dancers, as well as for organizations in a variety of settings, including community spaces, retirement homes, long-term care centres and more.

Did you know: The artistry and physicality of dance supports overall physical, emotional and social wellbeing among older adults. Regular dancing also helps develop independence and confidence, while enriching your day-to-day life through creative expression.

Dance at Home
Subscribe to Sharing Dance Older Adults and discover the joy and benefits of dance—at home!

The Sharing Dance Older Adults app and web platform offers safe, online seated and standing dance classes. Classes are taught by professional dance teachers from Canada’s National Ballet School, are accompanied by a live musician and include a variety of movement options. No dance experience is required!

Learn more and subscribe at

Community Classes
Bring dance to your community! On-demand streamed video classes empower organizations—retirement residences, long-term care facilities, libraries, community centres and more—to bring older adults together for full-length, progressive classes that support physical and emotional wellness.

Learn more about community class packages at

For any additional information about Sharing Dance Older Adults, please contact:
Emily Sitter, Arts in Health Coordinator at Baycrest at 416-785-2500 ext. 6624 or