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Dance Studio Leeds – Dance for Dementia

The Dance Studio Leeds is delighted to be programming a series of pilot dance classes for those living with Dementia.

 

The classes will be held at The Dance Studio Leeds on Tuesday mornings over a series of 10 weeks with the chance to participate in a taster class beforehand.

 

Kim Glassby, a local dance practitioner with many years experience of delivering accessible

sessions in community settings and a background in working with people with dementia and older people, will be leading the sessions.

 

Please find the project details below:

 

Class Content: Suitable for complete beginners and those that have previously participated in dance, the class will include a mix of dance and movement styles and music genres (from current popular tracks to nostalgic classics). The participants will have a chance to explore movement through their own creativity, and work on fun dance sequences whilst improving their overall fitness and well being.

 

Participants will be asked to commit to a block of 5 sessions initially with the option to continue with the further 5 sessions should they wish.

 

There will be a chance to progress into other daytime sessions should the participant wish to

develop their creative exploration further.

 

Price: The classes are free, although we’d like to suggest a donation of £2 per participant per

session to help contribute to the running costs of the project.

 

How to Join: Please complete the form attached and return to The Dance Studio Leeds either via email to katie@thedancestudioleeds.com or post to our office at Mill 6, First Floor, Mabgate Mills, Leeds LS9 7DZ.

 

Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis. Carers/and or family members are welcome to attend.

 

Please note access to the studio is via one flight of stairs and there is no lift so participants must be physically mobile, and as such the class is more suited to those in early stages of dementia.

 

If the pilot is successful the sessions will be continued and held on an on going basis. Currently this project is unfunded and any support you may be any to give is greatly appreciated.

 

For more information please contact Katie 0113 242 1550 / katie@thedancestudioleeds.com