DANCE FOR OLDER ADULTS
RE:Generation Creative Dance Classes for adults over 60 years of age
Classes include a combination of seated and standing work and can be adapted for those living with health conditions. Carers and loved ones welcome to attend
We identified that by working with sheltered housing management schemes, we could run sessions on-site or in partnership creating easy access for residents, enabling the project to grow across the scheme. Sheltered Housing is an ideal location for Older People’s dance classes because each scheme typically includes an accessible, relatively spacious, communal lounge area ideal for both physical activity and social interaction. Offering classes on-site or in partnership with a scheme leads to high participation levels among residents.
Classes deliver dance content that would question, mobilise and above all offer the older people a safe environment to practice a shared endeavour. The participants learn about the importance of movement and dance in older age and its effects on the brain and body, as well as been guided in how to adapt the material for their varying physical abilities.
Current participants have experienced and explored a broad range of creative ideas as a stimulus for dance and movement and developed their memory for movement by learning set material, often performed in unison. They have utilised a range of props to enhance their experiences and give added creative opportunity and visual interest.
All this is topped off with time for tea, biscuits and a chat at the end of each session to ensure we speak with our neighbours and friends so no one ever feels alone.
Time of all sessions: 11.00am - 12.30pm Includes a 45 - 60 minutes class with a 30 min social, refreshments will be provided.
Class dates and venues:
Tuesday 19 November 2019 at Coates Lodge Hollis Lock, Springfield CM2 6SL
Tuesday 17 December 2019 (Xmas session) at Rohan Court Meriadoc Drive, South Woodham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5ZY
Tuesday 21 January 2020 at Rohan Court Meriadoc Drive, South Woodham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5ZY
Tuesday 18 February 2020 at Coates Lodge Hollis Lock, Springfield CM2 6SL
Tuesday 17 March 2020 at Hatleys Barclay Close, Gt Baddow CM2 7QU - CLASS CANCELLED COVID 19
Tuesday 21 April 2020 at Sutherland House Corporation Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2AS - CLASS CANCELLED COVID 19
Tuesday 19 May 2020 at Hatleys Barclay Close, Gt Baddow CM2 7QU
Tuesday 16 June 2020 at Sutherland Corporation Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2AS
Classes cost £4.00 per session
If you are a resident of CHP and require transport please speak with your Enhanced Housing Management Coordinator and they can book this for you.
If you would like to attend please contact us via email or call 07490 374 717
Or if you would like to print off our flyer to hand to someone you feel may wish to attend click here
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