Adventures in dance, health & happiness

Curious Motion

Curious Motion is a community organisation using dance, movement, and creativity to tackle loneliness and isolation in the lower valley of Calderdale. We provide accessible creative experiences that facilitate togetherness, friendship, and kindness.

We offer a regular programme of classes and workshops alongside larger projects and events; bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to connect and share stories.

You can find us in various community venues in Elland, Rastrick and across the lower valley of Calderdale.

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Coming Up

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Elland’s Happiness Lab SHOWCASE

Tickets now available!

A celebration of happiness in Elland to celebrate our ‘Elland’s Happiness Lab’ project – an exhibition of artwork and writing, a wonderful documentary film, and a very special ‘taster menu’ of live dance performance from the community!

Tickets are Pay as You Feel – you are welcome to attend for free or make a donation of your choice. All donations go towards supporting the wellbeing of the local community.

Friday 15th July, 7pm at Southgate Church, Elland

Dance for Wellbeing

Our evening movement and stretch class for adults is back!

Join us to get moving to some fun music, stretch out your body, and connect with others in the accessible dance session.

Suitable for complete beginners and open to everyone. You don’t need any experience and are welcome to come along and watch first if you’d like to.

Thursdays, 6pm – 7.30pm at The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick


Brews & Grooves

Our dance and social sessions for people over 55 continue until 19th July. Feel free to join us!

No previous experience required.

Each session finishes with a brew and a catch up. Suitable for complete beginners.

Tuesdays, 10am – 11.30am at Southgate Church, Elland.


Curious Motives

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Elland’s Happiness Lab

The first measure of happiness in a small town in the UK through the arts!

From November 2021 until July 2022, Elland’s Happiness Lab explores what happiness means to the people of Elland through a programme of accessible creative activity.

We’re dancing, drawing, singing, walking, and more with the people of Elland and the surrounding areas. The Happiness Lab is for everyone – all ages, heritage backgrounds, life experiences, people who live here, people who work here, people who have newly discovered Elland!

We will be celebrating the project with a special SHOWCASE on Friday 15th July – including an exhibition, film, and live performance. Come and join us!

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Classes & Workshops

Curious e-Motion Podcast

Art and culture bring colour to our world. And what are art and culture without the people that create it, shape it, present it, and enjoy it?

Join us as we delve into the lives of fascinating, creative, inspiring people. We explore what it means to live, love, and thrive in these overwhelming days. Through our guest interviews, we uncover ways that will help you navigate life; leaving you feeling more inspired and empowered, and remembering that you are not alone.

Series 2 explores the values we hold at Curious Motion – artistry, compassion, curiosity, empathy, inclusion and integrity. Tune in to find out more!

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