Adventures in dance, health & happiness

Curious Motion

Curious Motion is an arts and health community organisation using dance and movement 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 that bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to connect and share experiences.

Our work happens in various community venues in Elland, Rastrick and across the lower valley of Calderdale.

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Coming Up

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Perform with us!

We’re looking for people from all walks of life who live in or near Elland to be part of a special performance!

You don’t need any previous experience, and you’ll be fully supported to take part in the way you would like.

Find out more at our taster workshop on Saturday 14th May, 1pm – 2.30pm at Southgate Church in Elland.


Brews & Grooves

The next block of our dance and social sessions for people over 55 is now running!

No previous experience required. Join us for the whole block or just single classes. Each session finishes with time for a brew and a catch up. Suitable for complete beginners.

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

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

Save the Date!

We’re very excited to announce a special showcase event to celebrate Elland’s Happiness Lab!

There’ll be an exhibition of artwork and writing, a wonderful documentary film, and a very special live performance from the community!

Friday 15th July, 7pm, at Southgate Church in 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!

Key themes, ideas, and celebrations from the project will be presented to the community in a special showcase event on Friday 15th July!

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Join in

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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