A social dance project for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex elders (65+) to learn new dances, enjoy delicious catering and drinks, and socialise with other elders and allies.
LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club addresses ageism, homophobia, lesbiaphobia and transphobia by supporting the recreational, artistic and social rights of LGBTIQ+ elders, through creative actions.
LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club provides space where individuals can be themselves without fear of discrimination, a space where the gender and sexual identity is not only accepted, but celebrated. This project empowers elders to assert their social agency, value and worth within a mainstream and ageist paradigm, encouraging social connection and a place of belonging. LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club facilitate the physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of regular creative practice for this marginalised and pioneering generation.
LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club proudly strengthens the community and promotes elders visibility, all the while facilitating the physical, cognitive and emotional benefits that come from regular creative and physical practice.
Presented at The Substation from October to December for Victorian Seniors Festival.
Monday 24 October, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday 25 October, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 26 October, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 27 October, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday 28 October, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday 9 December 5.30pm – 8.00pm
1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia