Course Summary

Liz Ede guides you through gentle exercises that will assist in maintaining joint health, keep muscles toned and mind active. Work at your own pace with safe exercises suitable for all ages, all to encouraging music.

The sessions are planned and paced professionally, and progress according to the needs of the individuals in the class.

Course Sessions

Thursday, 6th February - 8 classes

Session ID DJC42301C
6 Feb - 26 Mar 11:45am - 12:45pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$195 / $185 (conc)
Liz Ede

This course will include various activites and movements, including:

  • Rhythmic movement to gently warm up the body
  • Gentle stretching to increase range of movement
  • Easy social dances and routines for fun and fitness
  • Strength, co-ordination and balance work is included as there may be loss in these areas in later life
  • Floor (chair if preferred) work and a short relaxation to conclude the session
  • Enjoyment of exercise, greater ease of movement and a sense of relaxation
  • Encouragement to work at your own level; exercises can be adapted to suit injuries or weak areas
  • Increase general fitness and improve wellbeing and the quality of life in the years ahead
  • Focus on the preventative role of exercise in maintaining your health

Liz trained at in dance at the Scottish Ballet School and Theatre School of Dance and Drama in Edinburgh but decided to spread her wings and travel to Germany, where she worked as an au pair while studying at the Berlin Opera Ballet School. While on a visit to relatives in Australia she fell in love with the country and decided to make it her home. In 1990 she returned to study fitness at Victoria University, specialising in older adults.


Since then Liz has been a regular tutor at CAE, as well as at various private and community classes in Melbourne such as Downtown Theatre Co., Studio 56, Hawthorn Community Mental Health Clinic and Harold Holt Swim Centre. At the CAE Liz has developed courses specifically for older adults utilising other disciplines (such as yoga, tai-chi, Pilates) as well as bringing in ideas and knowledge from her dancing background.

Please speak to your tutor prior to the first session if you have any health concerns or if you are pregnant.

Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely and a pair of runners or sneakers.

Change rooms are available.

Men and women who wish to increase their physical wellbeing and would like to pursue a preventative approach to health. If you are seeking a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and prefer to learn and interact with students of a similar age – usually 50 – 70+ years – this course is for you!

Last updated: October 23, 2019 04:39pm