Ballet classes have been shown to improve the quality of life for senior citizens in a number of ways, helping to improve physical mobility and increase mental stimulation. Through the Golden Swans program, it is Oklahoma City Ballet’s mission to extend the benefits of ballet to the senior members of our community.
Classes are designed for both students who have had no prior dance experience as well as those who may be more familiar with dance. Classes are completely free and offered at multiple locations and times.
Golden Swans in-person classes have resumed at our Susan E. Brackett Dance Center with social distancing guidelines in place. Classes are every Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 and Friday, 1:00-2:00. We also Zoom these classes simultaneously, so you can either join us in-person or virtually! Please contact Community Engagement Manager Stephanie Pitts at Stephanie@okcballet.org or (405) 208-8881 if you wish to attend.
Classes are also being conducted off site at the Epworth Villas, Pete White Wellness Center, and the Healthy Living Center. For more information regarding these classes contact Stephanie Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“For anyone who’s danced, Golden Swans gives you your soul back. For anyone who’s never danced but always wanted to, the program helps you find your soul. This is the nicest thing I’ve done for myself in a really long time.”
— Robin Martin, Golden Swans dancer
“It brings me back to my childhood. Once the music started in class, I wanted to cry because it brought back that feeling of joy. It’s just good for the soul.”
— Cynthia Brindley, Golden Swans dancer