Join us for Dance In The Park

An hour-long, outdoor dance class
set on soft grass with a backdrop of sea and sky

What it's all about

Rejuvenate your body and mind at Dance In the Park – an hour-long, outdoor dance class set on soft grass with a backdrop of sea and sky.  Great music.  Simple dance routines.  Fun and laughter.  No experience needed.

We’re taking our popular Mature Dance class outdoors to celebrate the verve and energy of spring.  You’ll learn several short dance routines in different styles that will get your heart rate up and feel good endorphins flowing.  Designed specifically for people over 50, this class will show you that it’s never too late to start or return to dance and enjoy the benefits of improved balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, focus, mindfulness, memory, and happiness.

Lead by Move Through Life founder, Jo McDonald, you’ll discover that dance is a great way to move to music, and connect with other people who love to dance. The routines are based on the kind of things we do in our Mature Dance classes, which combine dance styles like jazz, contemporary, Latin, and folk dance to get in tune with your body, exercise your mind, and have a good time.

When & where

2-3pm, Sunday 14 October

Wattle Reserve, 100 Espanade, Hove

Who should come

It will be a great day to come out and dance, along with your family and friends, and simply enjoy the happiness that dance brings.  While we are all about supporting adults to keep dancing throughout their lives, you can still bring your kids on the day so they can join in as well.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve danced before or not, or if you are 18 or 80 years old. We just want to see you moving, laughing, connecting with others, enjoying the music, and realising that it doesn’t matter what age you are or how long since you’ve last danced, you can still have dance in your life.

What to wear & bring

Wear something comfortable and easy to move in (like what you usually wear for exercise) and bring a pair of comfy shoes (something with a flexible sole like a sneaker).  Don’t forget the sunscreen and some water.  A hat might be a good idea as well.

Bookings & cost

We can only have less than 50 people at the event (due to permit restrictions), so you will need to book and pay $5 (the payment amount really is just to make sure that people who book do turn up, so we don’t get a booked out event with lots of no shows, which would mean other people who would have turned up miss out).

More info

If you’ve got questions, email us at or give Anne a call on 0408 240 772.


“My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our ‘Dance in the Park’ experience last Sunday. It was held at a wonderful little park, on lawn overlooking the ocean and we were blessed with amazing clear sunny skies. Perfect conditions to enjoy some fun dancing with the other ladies who joined us and for me especially, the wonderful opportunity to dance once again with my daughter. Thank you Jo for arranging this event and we both hope there will be many more ‘outdoor’ classes to enjoy in the future.”


Dancing with like-minded people is always a joy. But the class is usually held in a hall or room of some sort. What better than having a dance experience out of doors, for a fun, healthy change?  Which is exactly what happened last Sunday. It was a perfect autumnal day, with groups of people enjoying the park and the smell of salty sea in the air. Wearing casual dance clothing, soft soled footwear, hats, sunglasses and sunburn cream, we went through our warm-ups and routines and had a great afternoon.


Dance in the Park is so much more than a dance lesson. Moving in the sun with a sea view as a backdrop is calming, peaceful and a lot of fun.


An inviting, relaxed, informal and very friendly hour or so, moving to some great music following the direction of professional dance teacher.


If you'd like to find a dance class that suits you

… get in touch with us so we can help you find the right dance class for you.

You can see what we have on offer on our timetable web page. You can book into a class from there by clicking the ‘Book’ button next to the class you want to attend.

If you’re not sure what class to choose, please get in touch via email at or call Anne, our Client Relationship Officer on 0408 240 772.

We have classes in 7 locations across Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula, and offer classes in ballet, contemporary, dance conditioning, jazz

Move Through Life Dance Studio offers dance classes to adults of all ages in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, dance conditioning/stretch, and mature dance.  We pride ourselves on offering you a place to indulge your love of dance, whether you’re a complete beginner, had a long break from dance, or danced all your life.  Our classes have a broad mix of ages, and our philosophy is that you are never too old to dance, it is never too late to start, and you can dance forever!

If you have any questions, get in touch with Jo on 0402 070 021 or email

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