As both a form of exercise and a lifestyle choice, dancing has been proven to positively impact fitness, physical and mental health and overall wellbeing – for any age.
It is our mission to pioneer innovative programmes targeting specific health needs, rooted in research and built with sustainability and legacy at it’s heart.
Here you will find out more about three of our specialist areas looking at dance for Parkinson’s, Dementia and young people with poor mental health.
In partnership with Dorset Mind and funded by the RIO Cultural Education Challenge, we are pioneering a brand new dance programme for young people built around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing co-delivered by highly experienced community dance practitioners and Dorset Mind’s very own mental health specialists.
Our Parkinson’s Dance Classes have been designed on a scientific model fusing, dance, neuro-physiotherapy and research evidence. This model, known as Parkinson’s Dance Science, is the brainchild of neuro-physiotherapist Dr. Sophia Hulbert and dance artist Aimee Hobbs.
Dance for Dementia
Building on our experience collaborating with neuro-physiotherapist Dr. Sophia Hulbert and dance artist Aimee Hobbs, our dynamic team have devised a creative dance programme bringing together, dance, music, improvisation and props to stimulate body and mind of those living with Dementia.