Dance for Health
English National Ballet runs Dance for Health sessions in Westminster, which provide older people with access to weekly creative dance activities. Dance sessions to live music help to promote health and wellbeing and provide an opportunity for socialising between participants and carers.
In 2012 – 13 English National Ballet has been working with Open Age hubs in Westbourne and Queens Park to deliver regular dance sessions for people over 60.
Sessions are available to drop in on a weekly basis from January 2013 at:
Open Age Westbourne, Paddington Arts
Wednesday’s 1pm – 3pm
Open Age Queens Park, WECH
Thursday 11.30pm – 1pm
Please contact Jemma Bicknell at Open Age on 020 8964 1900 to register your interest
Dance for Dementia
In 2012 – 13 we have expanded our work with people with Dementia at two Housing 21 Westminster Day Centres; Pullen Day Centre and Tresham Dementia Hub.
Our new Dance for Dementia classes provide older people in regular day care with the chance to engage in a creative and stimulating art form, which can have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing at all stages of Dementia.
Participants have the opportunity to experience all aspects of the world of ballet including the opportunity to attend English National Ballet performances and meet artists and staff from the Company.
Dance to Work
Dance to Work is a Big Dance Pan London hub project which worked with a variety of employers across London to explore the potential of dance to improve well-being in the workplace.
Delivered in line with the Government’s programme Improving Health and Work: Changing Lives, the project provided innovative dance experiences in each place of work.