Dance on Prescription

Launching on 29 September 2021 we will be offering 'Dance on Prescription' for all our community services. This means if you are a GP, link worker, social prescriber, teacher or organisation who signposts members of the community to activity that supports their mental health and wellbeing you could be one of our 'dna Hosts'.

As a 'dna Host': your role would be to advise your member/patient to our activity by providing them with one of our 12-week FREE dance cards.  The community member would then need to call Katie our Dance Development Assistant on 07490 37 47 17  or email: katie@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk to discuss with them the service you have recommended (details also on the Dance on Prescription card) and ensure they have been offered the class which will best suit their needs. The member will then be booked in to attend classes. 

 

The member then has access to attend 12 weeks of FREE activity with the hope that dance will be a true benefit to their mental and physical health and wellbeing. 

If you could be a 'dna host' give our lovely Katie a call/email to sign you up to refer members of the community to dance activity. 

See below for which services you are able to refer to. 

If you have already been referred by a 'dna Host' (your GP, Link Worker, Teacher or community service) and are viewing this page to see what classes we offer; please take a look around and then give Katie a call to discuss your needs and she will ensure you are placed in the most appropriate class. 

 

T: 07490 374 717

E: katie@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk

Dancing with Parkinson's

Our 'Dancing with Parkinson's' programme offers dance and movement sessions that are appropriate for those living with Parkinson's and anyone living with a neurological condition, heart or circulatory disease. We are proud that this programme not only delivers a high-quality dance experience for the participants but also allows their companions if they wish to experience it alongside them.

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

Dancing with Families

Our 'Dancing with Families' classes welcomes children aged 1 to 5 years old and their adults, with the aim of being able to dance, learn and have fun together. We design activities that promote and support bonding as a family, whilst also using dance, music, props and games to socialise and interact with others.

 

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

Dance for Adults: RE:Generation 

Our RE: Generation classes welcome anyone who identifies as being in the older age range. By combining dance and movement in a sociable, enjoyable and welcoming environment, these sessions can help you remain mobile and feel the very positive effects for both body and mind that dance can provide.

 

We combine seated and standing activities, and use props to help extend your range of movement so that everything we do can be adapted for you and your physical ability and confidence.

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

Dancing with Dementia

'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.

Babies in the Barn

These sessions support new parents and carers to come together, bond with their babies and meet new friends in a relaxed none judgmental environment. During class, participants will have the opportunity to relax as a parent/carer in their own body whilst having the opportunity to learn things such as baby massage, skin to skin contact, babies response to touch and sensitivity receiving touch. We will look at developmental milestones and fine-tune our own skills to see how we can respond and encourage our young babies in this world.

If a postnatal mum is attending they must have passed their 6-week check to ensure it is safe for them to join sessions. 

 

Sessions run for 1.5 hours in total which includes a 30 -45 minute dance class and concludes with a social over healthy snacks, tea & coffee.

Intergenerational Dancing

Participants will share their stories and experiences whilst exploring the dance space, connecting with one another and moving creatively.

As well as dancing as a group, the individual dancer will develop their own strength, balance, coordination and encourage healthy physical development and preservation of the muscles and joints through taking part in the activity.