Adventures in dance, health & happiness

Curious Motion

Curious Motion is a not-for-profit dance & arts organisation working in participatory and community-focused practice in Calderdale, particularly in Elland and the lower-valley areas.

We exist to address inequalities and support people to live well through creative experiences that focus on health, happiness, and belonging. We believe that everyone is creative, and we place empathy and joy at the heart of our work.

Projects include ‘Brews & Grooves’, our over 55s dance programme, ‘Welland’, our annual arts and wellbeing festival in Elland, and ‘curious e-motion’, our podcast.

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Curious Motives

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Rhythm & Brews – NEW!

October sees the launch of a brand new class in Elland – Rhythm & Brews!

Bring some joy and relaxation to your day with this fun and friendly music and movement session, followed by time to chat over a brew!

Explore a range of music and movement styles, from the uplifting rhythms of traditional African Zulu music and dance to the relaxing notes of the piano as we stretch.

The perfect ‘pick-me-up’ for your body and mind! It’s FREE!

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Join in – Classes

Curious e-Motion Podcast – out now!

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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