Training to Lead Dance with Older Adults
a one-day training course
with Helen Gould
Friday 16 January 2015
10.00am – 4.00pm
Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
This practical one-day training course is suitable for dance artists and practitioners wishing to develop their skills in delivering dance with older adults.
Helen graduated from Bird College with a degree in Dance and Theatre Performance in 2004 and has since worked extensively as performer, choreographer and teacher in the UK and Europe. Her varied career has involved working in contemporary dance, musical theatre and a wide range of community settings.
In 2009 she moved to the North West to work for Ludus Dance Company where she established a passion for community dance delivery, developing, delivering and managing a wide range of new dance initiatives for all ages and abilities. Helen is now director of the Lancaster-based dance theatre company La Petite Mort Theatre, freelance practitioner and also currently works as the Regional Dance Artist for English National Ballet, delivering the Liverpool Dance for Parkinson’s programme. She runs an adult performance company and weekly Stretch and Boogie classes for Ludus Dance, both classes for older adults.
In 2011 Helen was awarded a scholarship from Barcelona International Dance Exchange enabling the collaborative creation of a new work We Are Not Sheep for tragantDansa, Barcelona. Her choreography work has also been programmed at regional theatres including The Lowry, The Dukes Theatre and Oldham Coliseum. Helen is also an Associate Tutor at Edge Hill University and works regularly with Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance Company.
Please note that this course was initially advertised as being led by Gil Graystone. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Gil is no longer able to be with us, and we are very grateful to Helen for stepping in at short notice.