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.
Whilst COVID - 19 is still effecting our 'live/in-person' classes we have produced supportive resources and online classes for you to take part in.
We have 6 classes you can purchase for a small fee of £4.00 per class, all funds raised will go into supporting our older adult programmes to continue in the future or bring to you more online sessions. Class 1 is open for you to try before you buy just click on the link below.
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