The RAD is gradually introducing Silver Swans classes across the world in the next few years. Specially designed for older learners, “Silver Swans” ballet classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels.
Open, fun and accessible, these classes will help improve your mobility, posture, coordination, and energy levels, no matter how old you are. Silver Swans Licensees are trained specifically to teach ballet to adults over-55s, but all ages are welcome.
Research shows that 75% of the factors affecting quality of life and longevity are related to lifestyle, while only 25% are hereditary. This means that there’s no excuse for not getting more active whatever your age. And dance in particular, can play a vital role in ensuring a longer and better quality of life.
Research also often puts dance ahead of other physical activities in the variety of health benefits that it brings. Ballet and dance are also very social activities and Silver Swans classes can be great places to meet new people with a passion and joy for life.
With a Bachelor of arts degree in Fine Arts and MA degree in Education and Professional Dancers’ Teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Zeynep Taner has 24 years of experience in teaching. She owns one of the largest ballet schools in Turkey and she is the head of RAD program of all 11 participating schools.
In May 2010, Zeynep became the World Champion in World Dance Olympics organized by the International Dance Organization in the Contemporary Dance Adult Duet category. She also holds responsibilities as a judge of Performing Arts of the same organization.
Zeynep currently resides in United Kingdom and works with rhythmic gymnasts as a holder of the Club Judge Certificate in rhythmic gymnastics. She works with elite squad members of national team