Company of Elders


The internationally renowned Company of Elders is the Learning and Engagement department's resident over-60s performance company, proving since 1989 that it's never too late to start dancing!

The 28 performers may well have retired but they have a wealth of energy. Being a member of the Company of Elders fulfils a creative need and they attract a range of choreographers. Associate Artists and companies they have worked with include: Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Hofesh Shechter Company, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and Jasmin Vardimon Company. Weekly classes and rehearsals are taught by Simona Scotto and invited guest teachers.

UK performances have been as diverse as the Houses of Parliament, Duckie Cabaret in Vauxhall, Chelsea & Westminster and St. George?s Hospitals and the National Theatre. International performances include the prestigious Venice Biennale Dance Festival and most recently, touring to the Netherlands (Rotterdam and Breda) and St Polten, Austria. The Company of Elders featured on BBC1's Imagine series in July 2009, broadcast again in July 2011 on BBC Four.

Free Dance Workshops

The Company of Elders is delighted to be holding four free dance workshops for people aged 60+ who are interested in learning more about the company.

Each dance workshop will led by Rehearsal Director, Simona Scotto and will give insight into how the company runs its weekly sessions, works with professional choreographers and prepares for performances. In recent years, the company has worked with contemporary dance styles, Hip Hop as well as with South Asian dance styles such as Bharatanatyam.

To register for a place, please choose one of the options below:

Monday 23 July
Brickworks Community Centre (Hanley Crouch Community Association)
42 Crouch Hill, London N4 4BY

For more information, please see the Company of Elders at Brickworks Community Centre FAQ

Thursday 26 July
Age UK Islington (Drovers Centre)
North Road, London N7 9EY

For more information, please see the Company of Elders at Drovers Centre FAQ

Friday 3 August
Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN
Workshop 1: 10:30-12:00
Workshop 2: 13.00-14.30
These workshops are now fully booked.

For more information, please see the Company of Elders at Sadler’s Wells FAQ



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"It's always been an inner feeling in my body that I've got to dance, it's so uplifting and it actually makes you feel younger"
Sadler's Wells Company of Elders member. Aged 72.