A Dance A Day is a community dance project for the over 50s in Dorset supporting older people to actively and creatively age.
“This is unlike anything else I’ve ever done. We are exercising because our bodies are moving but we are also connected to how we are feeling... this joins our bodies and our minds together which is wonderful.”
In weekly dance classes participants work with skilled and experienced dance artists who adapt the exercises to ensure that all participants are working to their own level of ability, aiming to steadily increase fitness. Participants learn movement skills, improvisation and choreography. They also develop dance based exercises that can be incorporated into daily routine. In this way participants are increasing their daily levels of activity and creativity as well as being involved in the weekly class.
The choreography and improvisation element of the classes encourage creativity, which can really lift the spirits, impacting on a sense of wellbeing. The social aspect of the classes are also important, with participants making new friends and getting involved in other activities such as fundraising and theatre trips (and coffee stops too!)
Grab a cup of tea and have a read of an article published by Senior Living about A Dance A Day, featuring Charmouth group's very own Margie Barbour.
Weekly classes run in the following areas-
- Charmouth Village Hall, Thursdays 11-12.30
- Wareham Town Hall, Wednesdays, 10-11
Classes cost £5 per session. To book or for more information contact Rosalind 01305 260954 or firstname.lastname@example.org