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About Dance For Wellbeing (DA25 Spring)

A weekly dance and social class for older adults who want to start dancing and moving for improved health and wellbeing.

What will you learn on this course?

This fun weekly course will focus on contemporary dance and improvised movement techniques as well as providing some time to socialise and meet new people. You will have a unique opportunity to learn elements of African Holistic Dance by qualified practitioner Sandra Golding.

This course uses the practice of somatic movement to contribute to improvements in your general fitness and wellbeing, including:

  • Greater mind/body connection
  • General mobility
  • Core strength
  • Posture and alignment
  • Confidence
  • Wellbeing

The class is structured with an improvised warm up followed by technique exercises. There will be the opportunity to improvise your own movement finding positions and shapes that suit your body and ability. There will also be the chance to work creatively with other members of the group.

The tutor will nurture a supportive social environment for the class, encouraging and challenging based on individual’s abilities and needs. On completing this course, you should feel able to be more confidently agile in your everyday lives, have greater motivation for exercise and an improved sense of wellbeing.

A hot drink of tea or coffee is provided for an opportunity to relax and socialise as a group.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 40+ years who would like to spend time socialising and learning to dance. It is open to all levels, suitable for complete beginners who have never stepped foot on a dance floor to those who have a little experience and would like to learn more. Everyone will be encouraged to participate at their own pace.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Any health issues should be declared by participants at the start of the course and will be taken into consideration by the tutor. Exercises will be adapted where necessary and chairs will be available for participants to rest if needed.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please wear suitable clothing that allows free movement and shoes with a non-slip sole.

Who teaches this course?

Sandra Golding

Dates and times

  • January – April 2025