Together in Motion from Curious Motion

Welcome to the latest news bulletin from Curious Motion. Find words of inspiration and look what they have in store for the winter months. Join them in new ventures or take part in their popular recurring sessions, such as Rhythm and Brews!

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Weekly activities at the OSCA Foundation Community Sports Hub

The OSCA foundation at Forest Cottage in Ovenden has a choice of fitness and exercise activities to suit all ages and abilities.

Other activities taking place at the OSCA include

  • Car boot sales every two weeks on a Sunday morning
  • Live music events, usually every other weekend
  • Rugby fixtures for the Halifax Panthers Women Sunday afternoon
  • Andy’s Man Club – Mondays except Bank Holidays from 6:30pm. Just turn up!
Old tyme and modern sequence dancing – Tues, Thurs 2.00 – 4pm, in the Enderby Hall.

Tae Kwon Do – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 6.30 – 8mp – All ages

Over 50s Walking Football – Tuesday – 10.30 – 1pm

Keep fit, Indoor – Thursday 9.45 – 10.45 and 11.00am – 12.00pm. All ages

Rug Ratz, Nippers Rugby Training – Saturday & Sunday – 9am – 10.30am

Ladies Rugby League, Halifax Panthers Women – Sunday Afternoon

Various junior outdoor soccer teams  for both boys and girls, from 5 years to 16 years.

You need to book into each activity separately with the instructor. You can do so by visiting the centre at the activity time and introducing yourself.

For more information on any of the above, ring Steve on 07727860731

The facilities at the OSCA can be rented for training sessions, functions and birthday parties. With ample parking space, spacious rooms and even plenty of outdoor grounds, they have a lot to offer for many event needs.

With new, refurbished halls at professional standards, including a fully licensed pub and regular events, this is a one-stop community hub.

Football and Rugby changing rooms


The outdoor football grounds are getting ready for matches and they are already able to host 5-aside football teams and rugby matches.


Sports grounds of the OSCA

The OSCA exercise Studio

OSCA Foundation Community Sports Club
Cousin La, Halifax HX2 8AD

Seated Exercise with Inspire Motivate Transform at Mytholm Court

A good opportunity to gently exercise by moving and grooving to your favourite songs at the Mytholm Court.

The first class starts on Thursday 10th of February at 10.30 am.


Venue: Mytholm Court, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6DT

Winter Solstice Wishes from Curious Motion

✨Winter Solstice Wishes✨

Today marks the winter solstice, where the hours of darkness are at their peak. It can be a challenging time for our bodies, minds and souls.This time of year is also the dawn of new beginnings. Slowly but surely the light will prevail, the days becoming longer and the anticipation of lighter and warmer times leading the way. It’s a time of hope, reflection and restoration.Remember that this period is all about doing what is best for you and your mental health, and that can look completely different for each person. I’ve included some ideas around this below, plus there’s info on activities to look forward to in the new year.For now though, on this dawn of light and new beginnings, I hope you can spend this time in the way you most want to. Wishing you a restorative and nourishing festive period and much love for 2022. Sam x


Huge thanks to you all for being part of our community this year. Curious Motion is now two years old, and with most of our existence being in a pandemic it’s been quite a ride! We’re so grateful to you all for continuing to be by our side and what a joy it has been to move, dance, and create together! Some wonderful memories have been made and exciting plans for 2022 are in motion. Here’s a summary of what’s to come in January – keep an eye on your inbox for more info to follow:

Rhythm & Brews

Through October and November, people of all ages from across Elland’s community joined us to explore what it means to move, sing, dance, and play together. It was joyous to say the least!Here’s how the participants told us they felt after the sessions:

“Happy, no worries!”   “A new woman”   “Loved”   “I feel cheered up”

Sessions return on 28th January and will run bi-weekly through February and March 2022. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information!

Monthly ‘Happiness Lab’ workshopsExplore what happiness means to you through a different creative activity each month. We’re kicking off with lantern making with Handmade Parade in January! Booking info coming soon.Find out more here.


Brews & Grooves

Our popular over 55s dance programme returns onTuesday 4th January in Elland.Click here to book 
For key workers in Calderdale via Calderdale Cares 4 Us.New for January: online and in-person sessions! Keep an eye on the CC4Us website for booking to open.

Sam recommends…

Some winter solstice resources for comfort and restoration: Christmas Coping Tips from Mind – some great tips to navigate this time from the mental health charity Mind.The Comfort Book by Matt Haig – a beautiful book created to provide hope in a stressful world. The Calm App – lots of wonderful meditations, sleep stories, and music.


Sending love and lightSam and the team at Curious Motion x

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Autumn Happiness from Curious Motion

Wow, what an Autumn we’ve had so far at Curious Motion!

Classes are back in motion in Elland, including new offerings and new people! It’s been a joy to meet everyone and re-connect in-person with those of you who have been with us for a while. Recent weeks have also been very exciting, including an award nomination!

How is your Autumn feeling? Read on for ways to stay connected and keep moving through the colder months.

Much love

Sam x

November & December classes – booking open!

Our classes are back in full swing (literally!) and we have new blocks starting very soon – places are limited so book quickly!

MONDAYSMovement for Wellbeing On Zoom, 6.30pm – 7.30pm15th November until 13th December Pay as you feelA relaxed and informal session exploring a series of seated and standing exercises, focusing on overall wellbeing, stability, and relaxation. For adults of all ages.



TUESDAYSBrews & GroovesSouthgate Church, Elland. HX5 0JL10am – 11.30am16th November until 14th DecemberPay as you feelA fun and informal dance session for people over 55, followed by time to chat over a brew!



THURSDAYS:Dance for WellbeingReturns this week!The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick. HD6 3JT6pm – 7.30pm11th – 18th Nov | 2nd – 16th DecFREE for public & voluntary sector workers. Part of the Calderdale Cares 4 Us project.


FRIDAYS:Rhythm & BrewsSouthgate Church, Elland, HX5 0JL12pm – 1.30pm12th until 26th NovemberFREEJust three weeks left of our popular music and movement session! This is an accessible session for adults of all ages – come and join us!



“I highly recommend it to everyone who might want to try something new – it was just what I needed in a difficult time. You will be warmly welcomed, gently encouraged and you will leave each session feeling so much lighter!Don’t worry about your ability level, everyone is catered for.”

– Dance for Wellbeing participant

We’re a finalist!

We are over the moon to have made the finals in the Arts & Culture category of the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards! A huge thank you to everyone who nominated us and congratulations to all the finalists, we’re honoured to be on the list! We’ll find out if we’ve won on the 25th November – keep everything crossed!

Measuring happiness through creativity

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our fantastic new project:Elland’s Happiness Lab – the first measure of happiness in a small town in the UK through the arts! Running from now until summer 2022, Elland’s Happiness Lab will explore what happiness means to the people of Elland and the lower valley in Calderdale, through a programme of accessible creative activity.  There’ll be drawing, writing, dancing, singing and more! Plus, stories and experiences from the project will be documented in a very special series of films. Keep an eye out for more information to hit your inbox soon! Huge thanks to Fiona Woodhead of Fi & Becs for our lovely Happiness Lab logo and to The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this project.

Sam recommends…

To celebrate the start of Elland’s Happiness Lab, I thought I’d share some of my own favourite happiness resources:Action for Happiness – a wealth of ideas and support to take action on happiness for yourself and the world around you. Their theme this month is ‘New Ways November’ – trying something new is great for happiness!World Happiness Report – one for those of you who like your statistics and research! The World Happiness Report is a publication by the United Nations, written by independent experts and containing articles and rankings of national happiness around the world.The Happiness Frequency – did you know that music tuned to specific frequencies can help manage anxiety, pain, sleep and more? Here’s a favourite playlist.

Hope to see you soon!Sam and the team at Curious Motion x

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Dance classes for 12 – 16 year olds with Dance United Yorkshire

Are you 12 – 16 years old and passionate about dancing? Take your love for dance to the next level with Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company!

Starting Friday the 14th of May, there will be FREE weekly classes for young persons who have a love for dance. The classes lead to high quality performances.

Classes run each Friday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at
Bazzmatazz Dance Studio, Berwick St. Mills, 23 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG

For more details and to book, contact Romina on 07539 154709

Places are limited so get in touch now to book a place!



Visit Dance United Yorkshire

Ever fancied learning how to tap dance?

Eazitap is a beginners tap dance class for adults and teenagers so if you’ve ever fancied learning how to tap then you’re welcome to join.

Fridays from 6pm to 7pm
At Heath United Reform Church, Manor Drive, Halifax

For more information please call Janet Fletcher on 01422 353435