Workshops Queen's Hall & Dance City

Over 55+ Dance Mix Class

  • Tuesdays (until 16 July), 11.30am & 1.15pm
  • Tickets From £7
  • Studio
Contemporary Flow 17 02 22 26

Our popular Dance City Workshop will return on Tuesday 16 April for a new term of dance workshops for those aged 55 and over! Due to demand, there will be two sessions every Tuesday at 11.30am and 1.15pm.

A contemporary based class encompassing a variety of techniques and styles closely related to ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance.

The class combines small elements of technique, short phrases of movement and a chance to be creative, allowing the body to move, release tension and build physical skills delivered in a relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment.

This session will be led by Beth Veitch
Beth is a dance maker, facilitator and movement practitioner based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

She began her dance training at Dance City and has an MA in Dance Performance from the University of Chichester. Beth has performed both in the UK and internationally with various dance companies and has a range of teaching and facilitation experience, working within schools, colleges, care homes, community settings and charities.

In 2021, Beth was a recipient of The Charlotte Grant Early Career Artist Award and was commissioned by Dance City to create 3 short films. This marked the beginning of a choreographic practice, now developing under the name Beth Veitch Dance. Beth’s first live work Waiting on It toured to Queen's Hall in Autumn 2022 and was selected to be performed at Reykjavik Festival 2023.

Beth has recently created a film Waiting for a Hug with a mature movers group based in Berwick-upon-Tweed which has been screened in theatres, cinemas and at film festivals. Amongst other artistic engagement projects, she continues to work with Tees Dance and their MoveUP programme, engaging young aspiring choreographers in the Tees Valley to develop their creative voices.

Her practice centres around creating artistic work with heart and a Northern voice, championing inclusion, brave spaces and accessibility and providing meaningful arts engagement opportunities across the North East with the core belief that every body can groove!

More on Beth’s work and practice can be found at

“Lovely, friendly and well taught class. Brilliant that it’s local and a contemporary class.”


“Very good for stretching and balance – and fun!”


“Good mix of warm-up and routines – not pressured.”


“Beth made all feel relaxed, good mix of tunes, clear direction – good comments on body awareness / facility.”


“Very enjoyable and beneficial for rusty joints.”

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