About Gently Ballroom

In 2013, Laucinda was inspired to teach some classes for more elderly clients or those recovering from injury.  However, adults of any age are welcome. Laucinda trained with Matthew Cutler from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (winner in 07′ with Alesha Dixon) and James White of White Diamond Entertainment to create her own brand ‘Gently Ballroom’. Elegant, gentle paced, recreational Ballroom and Latin dance steps without the need for a partner. This concept has been used by the City of York Council's over 50's exercise programme, weekly classes run in Easingwold and many groups such as the WI hire Laucinda for tasters of this class.  

Dancing leads to improved balance, coordination, proprioception, strength, gait, agility, improved cognitive function in areas such as procedural learning and overall neuromuscular health and functional mobility, wellbeing and fitness levels. 


A recent study showed that dancing prevents the development of dementia by 76%.

Studies also show that only 20% of males and 17% of females between the ages of 65 and 74 get enough exercise! It then drops to only 9% males and 7% females over the age of 75! 


By continuing to dance past the age of 50, regular dance activity reduces the occurrence of a number of chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and depression.


Dance classes play such an important role in the elderly community.  Laucinda is fully aware of and motivated by the benefits of dance to combat anatomical issues associated with the ageing population and stave off degenerative conditions such as dementia. Falls prevention and social isolation benefits are also strong considerations in favour of these dance classes.

For CPD, the following journals offer some interesting reading when you type 'dance' in the search.

Regular Classes

Regular weekly Gently Ballroom classes take place every Thursday, term time only, from 9.45 - 10.45 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church Hall, 151 Long Street, Easingwold YO61 3JB. Private tuition is also available, please contact for more info.

Class Prices

Please refer to the terms and conditions further down before making your booking.  Classes are paid for as a half-termly block booking or as a drop-in. The cost is £5 pp per class if you are block booking or £6.50 if you are paying as a drop-in, as and when (please contact us to check if there is space each week).

Ts & Cs - We run the half term block bookings and new starter single class bookings the same way many dance schools do in that once you have paid, there is no refund for any class or classes you miss unless there are agreed extenuating circumstances. New starters who miss their class will need to book and pay for a new one. Most Jorvik Dance classes sell out so places are in high demand.  
Laucinda with Matthew Cutler
Gently Ballroom Class Photo