Who are we?

– Sage Dance Company was founded in Spring 2010 by choreographer and former First Soloist with the Royal Ballet Company, Simon Rice.

– a unique, community, ballet-based and contemporary dance company for those aged 55 and above

– we have nine members, both men and women, with a wide and varied experience of ballet and other forms of dance.

Our aims

– to nurture health and well-being by keeping our minds and bodies active through dance

– to keep learning and improving our knowledge, creativity and technique

– to strive to choreograph and create new work that we are proud to perform to a wide audience

– to inspire older people to take up, return to, or keep dancing as late in life as possible.

Would you like to join us?

We’re happy to invite people for auditions twice a year in December and July. If you’d like further details please click here to contact us with a brief description of your dance experience.

Sage DC primarily focus on creating new work for performance. The usual performance season is from March-July but can sometimes extend to October. Sage rehearse twice weekly, on Mondays from 4.00-5.30pm in Islington and on Wednesdays from 5-7pm near Chalk Farm. Auditions are informal, involving class and a short participation in rehearsals. If accepted, it is important to show your commitment by attending rehearsals regularly.

There is a three-month probationary period during which dancers can decide whether Sage DC is right for them and vice versa.  Probationary members and current members pay a subscription fee termly in advance.  Please note that support is available in terms of subsidised fees and/or fees spread over a period should it be needed.