New classes from Curious Motion and more…


It’s that time of year when many of us take the opportunity to get outside, pause, and do the things we love most. How lucky we’ve been to enjoy some sunshine recently (and of course rain!). It’s certainly put a spring in my step and I’m excited to bring you this summer update from Curious Motion.

So far, 2021 has seen the launch of our second podcast series, the return of Brews & Grooves to Elland (hooray!), and we are delighted to announce some new classes are coming your way too!

As we all continue to navigate the world we live in, I hope that Curious Motion brings you some joy and connection whenever you need it.

Much love
Sam x



NEW Classes Programme – booking now open


We’re excited to announce that from September we’ll be offering a programme of both in-person and online dance and movement classes. Booking is OPEN!

Brews & Grooves – now online & in-person!

July saw our very first in-person Brews & Grooves classes since March 2020, and how joyous it was! We haven’t forgotten about online classes either – they’ll be returning monthly for the autumn.



Brews & Grooves online:
Monthly on Thursdays
10am – 11.30am GMT
via Zoom9th September, 7th October
4th November, 2nd December
Brews & Grooves in Elland:
Weekly on Tuesdays
10am – 11.30am
Southgate Church, HX5 0JL28th Sep until 2nd Nov (6 wks)
16th Nov until 14th Dec (5 wks)
Aimed at people over the age of 55 but all welcome. Sessions involve 45 minutes of dancing, followed by time for a brew and a catch up.

Movement for Wellbeing online

Following the success of our Monday evening online movement classes for members of Lindley Methodist Church, this class is now open to everyone!

A relaxed and informal session that takes participants through a series of seated and standing exercises, focusing on overall wellbeing, stability, balance, and relaxation. Suitable for adults of all ages.

Weekly on Mondays
6.30pm – 7.30pm GMT
via Zoom13th September until 1st November (8 wks)
15th November until 13th December (5 wks)
All of Curious Motion’s classes are ‘pay as you feel’ – choose what you’d like to pay or come for free if you need to (no questions asked).


Thanks to generous support from Staying Well and The National Lottery Community Fund, we’re taking our ‘brews’ to new heights! I’m delighted to announce two new activities coming to Elland in the autumn…

Rhythm & Brews
Music & MovementRhythm & Brews is an accessible movement class to live music, where you’ll explore making sound as well as moves. Followed by some all-important time for a brew and a catch up together. Suitable for adults of all ages, no experience needed.
Brews & Moves
Walking groupAfter the success of our walking sessions in the spring, we’re delighted to soon be offering regular walking activities in the lower valley. An opportunity for people of all ages to get outside, explore the local area, and finish off with a brew in a local café.

More info coming soon. Register your interest HERE

Listened to our podcast yet?

Don’t forget, you can listen for free any time! Both series of curious e-motion are available for free on all major podcast platforms and our website.

In our most recent series, I’m joined by some incredible people to delve into Curious Motion’s values; from integrity to inclusion, compassion to curiosity – what do they mean to others and what can we learn by exploring them?

Transcripts are available for all episodes on our website too.

Listen now

The Curious Motion Family is growing


In July we welcomed the wonderful Isla Hurst to the Curious Motion Family as our very first intern!

Isla is a dance artist, and she has just graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. She’s supporting us with the ‘behind the scenes’ activity of the company and we are so excited to have her on board!

Find out more about Isla and the rest of our lovely team here.


I am incredibly grateful to have been nominated for a One Dance UK Award for Dance and Wellbeing!

The One Dance UK Awards are an annual celebration for people from across the dance sector to unite, celebrate, acknowledge, and reward the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape.

We’ll find out soon whether I’ve made the shortlist – keeping everything crossed!


Sam recommends…

Spending time with a good book is a wonderful way to unwind and release the day from your mind, or give you a boost when you need it. Here are some of my favourites:


Sending love and do keep in touch
Sam and the team at Curious Motion x


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