Well Dance At Home is a free programme of online dance classes hosted by Dance Theatre of Ireland. The 2021 programme is starting the week of 25 January and includes a weekly movement class for people with Parkinson’s, Movement & Music dementia-inclusive classes and Well-Dance for Seniors.
Well Dance is a way, a time & a place to re-discover important things and turn strangers into friends. Dance is not only good for you, it improves mood, fitness and hope. It addresses quality of life for many people, their health, value and wellbeing. Moving, learning something new, getting lost in the wonder of moving together – dance can tap forgotten parts of the human experience of living, and transport people to a kinaesthetic place. Dancing matters, the arts matter, because they help us to understand how we matter!
Well Dance At Home takes place on Zoom. Pre-registration is essential.
Dancing Well with Parkinsons | Fridays 11-12 am
A weekly movement class for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. It can be done entirely seated or combining seating and standing – it’s a do as you are able class – all to great music. Designed to improve breathing, balance, flexibility and strength, and for sheer fun. In conjunction with Move4Parkinsons. Further info & to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Movement & Music inclusive of people with Dementia (and their families)
Fridays 12:30-1:30 pm
Taking place in conjunction with Living Well With Dementia, these classes increase physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and are a great way to have fun and lift the spirits – always with great music. For further info & to register: Mary Spain email@example.com or phone 086 041 8450.
Well-Dance for Seniors | Thursdays 11am
An extremely popular modern dance programme. This movement class will guide you through a series of simple, modern and creative dance movements & exercises to improve breathing, balance, fluidity, flexibility and strength – all to a range of music (for example, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Eva Cassidy and more). These classes set you up for the day, with exceptional fun and fantastic results. To register & for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
All classes are by Dance Theatre of Ireland, a registered non-profit charity, whose work is gratefully supported by the Arts Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, the HSE, National Lottery and The Ireland Funds.