Curious Motion

Adventures in dance, health & happiness

Curious Motion is a non-profit arts organisation using dance, movement, and creativity to tackle loneliness and isolation in Calderdale.

We create and deliver opportunities for all people to experience dance and the arts, with a focus on fostering togetherness and connection for individual and collective wellbeing.

We offer projects, performances, and a regular programme of classes and workshops.

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

Sessions, Events, & Walks

Adult Sessions

Accessible movement, dance, & stretching classes for adults of all ages.

Children & Young People

Accessible movement, dance, and creative activities for children and young people.

Older Adults

Fun and informal dance sessions for people over 55, followed by time for a chat over a brew!

Accessible Walks

Gentle and accessible walks for wellbeing in Elland, with a creative and sensory focus.


The Welland Activator

Curious Motion’s first multi-year project: focused on reducing loneliness and isolation through dance, movement, and the arts.


Welland Films

Three new films for our Welland programme 2023. Featuring local people and offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of life in Calderdale’s lower valley.

Curious Motives

Health & Happiness

Addressing Inequalities

Community Connection & Inclusion



Questions in Motion

Each month our blog explores a different question to see where our curiosity takes us. Written by Isla Hurst, one of our lovely Dance Artists, this month we’re asking…

January 26, 2024

What is the social model of disability, and how can it help make dance more accessible?

There are many ways that someone might participate in a dance activity, and it will be different for each person, whether they identify as disabled or not. A little out-of-the-box thinking about how movements can be performed and a welcoming, open space, means that everyone can participate in a way that feels right for them. 

What is the social model of disability, and how can it help make dance more accessible?


Calder Navigation

The podcast that embarks on a transformative journey through the lives and stories of the incredible people of Calderdale.

Calder Navigation invites you to open your hearts and minds to the tapestry of everyday moments and significant events that shape our lives. Through authentic and relaxed conversations, we’ll delve into the complexities of what it means to be human, celebrating the diversity and resilience of our community.

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