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Dancing With Dementia

Through the generous support of the Colchester Welfare Grant, dna are currently running an online and in-person project (due to covid restrictions) in Colchester, Essex.

Dancing With Dementia

We recently delivered an online 12-week programme of work over Zoom with care settings Blackbrook House, St Fillans & Foxburrow Grange. The sessions we're a great success with one carer from Foxburrow Grange saying...

"Residents love their 'Dancing With Dementia' sessions with dna. The residents have a great time and we love seeing you every week!"

These classes are now back up and running in the community.

‘Dancing with Dementia’ classes offer a chance for participants to experience creative movement and dance with their companions. Classes focus on stimulation of the brain through movement, repetition, props and musical timelines. These factors offer the opportunity to keep the mind alert whilst also unlocking support for general well-being.

Sessions run for 1.5 hours in total which includes a 45 - 60 minute dance class and concludes with a social over tea & coffee.

SPRING 2022 CLASS DETAILS

COLCHESTER (In-person)

Dates: 27 January / 24 February /24 March 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Venue: The Ark, Gavin Way, Colchester, CO4 9FF
Fee: £5:00 per class for participant & companion (includes refreshments for in-person classes)

Online (via Zoom)

Dates: 03 February / 03 March/ 31 March 2022
Time 11:00 - 12:30
Fee: £5:00 per class for participant & companion (includes refreshments for in-person classes)


BRAINTREE (In-person)

Dates: 18 February / 04 March / 18 March / 01 April
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: The Witham Hub
Fee: £5:00 per class for participant & companion (includes refreshments for in-person classes)

If you would like to join any of these classes as part of our 'Dancing on Prescription' programme, please contact Katie Kilpatrick via katie@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk or give us a call on 07490 374717

We are working with Community 360 to help you access the classes please contact Karen@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk to discuss how to access transport support.