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Together (formerly Merseyside Dance Initiative MDI)

Dance, fitness and wellbeing classes in person and on Zoom.

<29 July 2022> MDI is now Together.

Now in summer break from our regular studio programme, August will see our Artist’s Takeover with a series of classes, workshops and open days. Keep an eye on our socials and website for programme announcements.


Jump to CalendarConnect & Move for people aged 60+ free sessions in your local library

About classes

Men! Dancing! is a weekly dancing project for men aged 50+. You may have danced professionally in the past, or prefer to take to the floor at a family party but if you are interested in dance in any form,
this class is for you. Classes introduce movement technique and body awareness with a creative element.

50 Moves With a focus on contemporary dance, these classes are for people aged 50 and over who are interested in dance, keeping fit and socialising with a great group of people. The class uses taught exercises
to encourage increased mobility, balance and fitness, as well as promoting memory within movement, by building on sequences to create dance works for performance (for those who wish to perform at one of our regular events).

Dance for Parkinson’s
is a welcoming class that introduces gentle and joyful movement to live music, through the repertory performance work of English National Ballet.

It provides a fun and informal way for participants to discover the themes, choreography and music of performance, with opportunities to attend exclusive behind-the-scenes events and see the Company perform.

The classes encompass movement, music and voice work, with a social focus aiming to support the management of living with Parkinson’s.  Dance can improve the fluidity of movement, improve posture and inspire creativity in and awareness of movement.  Rhythm
can encourage cueing actions and singing aims to build strength in the voice and facial expression.

No dance or ballet experience required. Friends and/or family are welcome to join. Classes are delivered by Jennie Hale and Stephen Mannings.

Contact for more information.

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Are you 60+ and interested in dance, keeping fit or getting together with a group of like-minded people? Join us for a series of free sessions at four local Liverpool libraries. Each
session will be suitable for beginners and offer a friendly welcoming environment.


  • Toxteth Mondays 3-4.30pm
  • Norris Green Tuesdays 11am-12.30pm
  • Childwall Wednesdays 1.30-3pm
  • Garston Fridays 10.30am-12pm
How can I access this service?
Book on the website (link above). If you have any queries, the best way to contact MDI is via e-mail – if you do need to contact the office by phone, please do so between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Entrance to the dance class studio is at 24 Hope Street. Please press the buzzer for the studio or office.
When is this activity on?
See the main description
How much will it cost me?
Classes on YouTube are available for free. Most classes cost between £4.00 – £7.00 depending on the class
Disabled access
Our studio is on the ground floor and there is an accessible toilet nearby.
How to get there
ON FOOT Walk up Bold Street towards the Bombed Out Church (St Luke’s) and carry on up Leece Street and Hardman Street. Then turn left at the Philharmonic pub on to Hope Street, and MDI is on the left. PUBLIC TRANSPORT The nearest stations are Central (Merseyrail) and Lime Street (national rail and Merseyrail). Bus nos. 86 and 79 run frequently and stop close to Hope Street. From the 79 stop on Brownlow Hill it is a five-minute walk to MDI, and from the 86 stop on Hardman Street/Myrtle Street it is a three-minute walk.
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What groups of people is this for?
The general public
What age groups is this for?
16-17 18+
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


Together (formerly Merseyside Dance Initiative MDI), MDI, 24 Hope Street, L1 9BX



Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
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