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The fun never stops for over 50s at ARC

ARC have just programmed their new Silver classes for the over 50s this autumn, and there’s plenty to be getting involved with from dancing to creative crafts.

The venue’s popular Silver programme runs throughout the year exclusively for men and women aged over 50 and offers a range of creative classed such as Tai Chi, Ballet Pilates and Silver Ukulele classes, as well as the well-attended Silver Singers classes.

The classes have led to some remarkable and life changing things for some of the people who take part.

One member has even said the Silver classes have changed his life, and has been so inspired that he has written a poem about his experience.

Kevin Stephenson from Redcar, attends the Silver Ukulele and Silver Singers classes every week and recently surprised staff with the poem which he said took no longer than half an hour to write.

Kevin said: “I’ve had such a positive experience from coming to the Silver classes which inspired me to write the poem. It talks about how it makes me feel, how it’s given me confidence to try new things and it’s about the people I’ve met. I’ve been writing poems for a while now and usually write them about the local area, being a proud Teesside lad.

“Coming to ARC for the Silver classes has truly changed my life. The friendships I’ve formed is probably the biggest thing for me. I have always been a fairly quiet yet creative person, and wanted to give the classes a go to form some new friendships but also to keep the creative juices going. I couldn’t believe how friendly the other attendees were when I started, it’s brilliant. I would recommend the classes to anyone over 50, we really do have a great time, and you never know what it can lead to.”

Other classes available at ARC for over 50s include Silver Shapers, Silver Creative Arts and Silver Baller Pilates.

ARC are also running Dancercise and Swing Dance classes for anyone over the age of 18 as well as a Charleston for Beginners class which is running as part of the venue’s Try it ARC programme.

ARC are looking for new people to come along to the autumn classes, so if you are over 50 and interested in attending any of the Silver classes which are priced at around £3 per session then call the Box Office or call 01642 525199 for more details.

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