New dance sessions launched for people living with dementia

The sessions are suitable for all ages and levels of experience
27 Oct 2015 @ 3.10 pm
| Health & fitness
Dementia dance sessins

Dance studio at York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York

Tuesdays @ 10.30am-11.30am, from Oct 27 to Dec 15

To book, call 01904 876433

People living with dementia and their carers, friends and family are invited to take part in special dance sessions in York.

Run by the dance department at York St John University, the sessions are suitable for all ages and levels of experience and will include a mixture of dance and music genres.

Elaine Harvey, senior lecturer in dance, is running the sessions.

She said:

I’ve a passionate belief in what dance can do and these sessions will emphasise creativity and playfulness as research suggests that’s increasingly valuable.

“Dance and dementia is a growing area of research. There’s a link between creativity, playfulness and wellbeing.

There’s been something of a shift in the culture of care for people with dementia with a focus being placed on what is possible rather than what is not.