Dance has benefits for mental and physical health.
PDSW and its partners across the South West deliver bespoke programmes to specific target groups.
Breathe is our health and wellbeing group. We have a strong focus on developing work by, with and for older people but we also consider work to meet public health priorities such as tackling obesity.
Our dance partners hold expertise in specialist fields such as
- Dance on Prescription
- Dance and Cancer Treatment
- Tea Dances with a Twist
- Dance and Parkinson’s
- Dance and Dementia
The Breathe Action Group meets twice a year to set strategy and discuss issues and opportunities. Current membership includes regional dance partners, Arts & Health Cornwall and Arts & Health SW.
Dance provides opportunities to exercise, to be creative and to meet other people and most beautifully, to touch. These qualities place dance in a special place to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our society.