Curious Motion

Adventures in dance, health & happiness

Curious Motion is a non-profit arts organisation using dance, movement, and creativity to tackle loneliness and isolation in Calderdale.

We create and deliver opportunities for all people to experience dance and the arts, with a focus on fostering togetherness and connection for individual and collective wellbeing.

We offer projects, performances, and a regular programme of classes and workshops.

You can find us in various community venues in Elland, Rastrick and across the lower valley of Calderdale.

Sessions & Walks

Adult Sessions

Accessible dance, movement, and creative classes & workshops for all adults.

Children & Young People

Movement, dance, and art activities for children and young people.

Older Adults

Fun and informal dance sessions for people over 55, followed by time for a chat over a brew!

Sensory Walks

Gentle and accessible walks for wellbeing in Elland, with a creative and sensory focus.


The Welland Activator

Curious Motion’s first multi-year project: focused on reducing loneliness and isolation in Elland and the lower valley of Calderdale.

We are currently in year 2 of the project. Click below to find out about everything that’s on offer and the impact we’re making so far.



Curious Motion is delighted to be a key commission for Calderdale’s year of culture 2024 – CultureDale!

We’re offering a range of opportunities, including series 2 of our podcast, a new inclusive performance company, and Welland Festival.

Curious Motives

Health & Happiness

Addressing Inequalities

Community Connection & Inclusion



Questions in Motion

Our blog explores a different question each time to see where our curiosity takes us. Written by Isla Hurst, one of our lovely dance artists, we’re currently asking:

May 31, 2024

What is the link between creativity, happiness and health?

Creative activities can positively influence our mood and mental wellbeing and this can have a direct impact on our health as a whole.

What is the link between creativity, happiness and health?


Calder Navigation

The podcast that embarks on a transformative journey through the lives and stories of the incredible people of Calderdale.

Calder Navigation invites you to open your hearts and minds to the tapestry of everyday moments and significant events that shape our lives. Through authentic and relaxed conversations, we’ll delve into the complexities of what it means to be human, celebrating the diversity and resilience of our community.

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