Dancing With Dementia

Through the generous support of the Colchester Welfare Grant, dna are currently running an online project (due to covid restrictions) with 3 local care homes in Colchester, Essex. Classes return to the community from September 2021.

Currently we are delivering an online 12-week programme of work over Zoom with care settings Blackbrook House, St Fillans & Foxburrow Grange.

From September 2021 these classes will transfer to the community and be open to all residents living with Dementia and their companions.

‘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 75 minutes in total which includes a 30 - 45 minute dance class and concludes with a social over tea & coffee.

Autumn Term details
Starting Thursday 16 September running every Thursday until 16 December 2021
(no class 28 October for a mid term break)
Venue: St Stevens Church, Canterbury Rd, Colchester CO2 7RY
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Fee: £5.00 per person living with Dementia along with their Companion
OR for Care Homes £30.00 per group

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.

For full dates and to book in for your classes click the link below
Spaces are limited so please do not delay booking if you would like to attend

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