English National Ballet’s Dance, Health and Wellbeing programme encompasses regular weekly classes for people with , Dance for Dementia in Westminster Dementia Day Care Hubs and Dance for Health which engages older people in high quality dance activities and extends performance opportunities to older people throughout the year.
Our dance programme for older people and for people with Dementia primarily focusses on enjoying artistic and creative dance activities. Weekly dance classes in accessible arts centres and day care settings enhance participants’ day-to-day quality of life, and improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing through creative expression.
Regular participation in high quality dance and music activities helps to reduce isolation. Participants develop social networks and personal relationships through engagement with cultural activities and attending performances and special events with English National Ballet.
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International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference – 24 June 2013, Bristol
In June 2014, we presented our Dance for Parkinson’s programme as part of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Bristol, attended by 350 delegates from 22 countries worldwide.