Course overview

Dance for Health and Wellbeing classes continue with Katie. We will develop further the sequences and exercises we have been developing in the beginners classes. The classes are a fun and gentle way of getting your body moving. These classes are enjoyable exercise for every body, they are aimed at all abilities, with no dance experience necessary. Based on contemporary dance, the style is smooth and safe, low impact and low intensity. Classes are relaxed and fun, with easy to follow dance moves.

Course description

Over the eight weeks we will develop a new dance together as well as learning sequences and dances from different cultures. The emphasis will be on enjoyment and wellbeing.

Each class will be made up of:

Active warm ups, setting up rhythm, moving to rhythm, follow instructions, raising heart rate

Warming up the joints, in readiness for dancing, Alignment and breathing exercise, for posture, alignment and strength.

Swing/weight release exercises, for strength alignment and balance.

Feet and pliers, for strengthening and correct use of feet and knees

Dance Sequences –begin to learn a short sequence of steps, helping memory and coordination

Introducing creative ideas, and improvisation.

BBC's Michael Mosley's ('Just One Thing' podcasts) reported "....dance is linked to reduced risk of stroke or heart attack, ...... dancing can also have an impact on our mental health, when scientists looked at 40 studies, involving dance movement therapy, they found that dance reduces anxiety, depression, and improves quality of life and improves cognitive skills...."

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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