Moving into Maturity October 2017

A two day introductory professional development workshop:
Leading Dance with Older People and Dance & Dementia

24th & 25th October 2017

Due to popular demand Green Candle Dance Company is pleased to announce they will be holding a second Moving into Maturity workshop in October 2017. Booking is now open for this two day introductory course, for those interested in leading dance for older people and dance for dementia.

Moving into Maturity is a specially designed introductory professional development course for people who are working or intending to work with older people. Suitable for professional dance artists, health care professionals and students, this course will introduce you to some of the key skills needed to lead dance sessions, both seated and standing, with older people and people with dementia. Attendees are welcome to take part in the two days or join us for one of the days – depending on their interests.

Both days will include the unique opportunity to share in the knowledge and experience of participants who regularly take part in dance activities with Green Candle – the Green Candle Senior Dancers on day one, and the participants of the Remember to Dance programme for people with early to mid-stage dementia and their companions and carers on day two. This session will be accompanied by live music.

When: 24th and 25th October 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm

Where: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG

Fees: One day – £70 / £55 concession; Two days – £120 / £95 concession (students, unemployed, 60+)

Thank you for a great training day on Wednesday, it was very interesting and informative. I particularly enjoyed the practical session with the Remember to Dance group, what an inspirational they all are! I was aware the fusion of live music and flow of movement created a dynamic and holistic approach allowing individuals to immerse them selves quite spontaneously and with much enjoyment.

I shall certainly be integrating my learning into further development of my dance practise and workshop delivery.

Day one: Leading Dance with Older People, Tuesday 24th October 2017

Led by Fergus Early, participants will take part in practical sessions for older people as delivered by Green Candle (standing and seated), including warm ups, stretching, improvisation, a choreographed sequence and cool downs. A wide range of discussion about ageing and the empowerment of older people will be facilitated.

Day two: Dance and Dementia, Wednesday 25th October 2017

Our second day will address leading dance specifically for people with dementia. Fergus Early will focus on the application of dance sessions for people living with dementia including practical activities and reflective discussions, and in addition a Dementia Awareness presentation will be led by experts from the Alzheimer’s Society.

To find out further details and book a place contact:
Community and Education Manager, Vicki Busfield:, Tel: 0207 739 7722 

Moving into Maturity is an excellent introduction to Green Candle’s Diploma Course ‘Leading Dance with Older People’ accredited at Level 3 and running for 6 weekends between October 2017 – April 2018