Moving into Maturity – 2 day professional development workshop: 31st May – 1st June


We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our Moving into Maturity workshop in May/June 2018. Booking is now open for this two day introductory course in leading dance for older people and dance for dementia.

Moving into Maturity is an introductory professional development course for people working, or intending to work, with older people. Suitable for professional dance artists, health care professionals and students, this course will introduce some of the key skills needed to lead dance sessions, both seated and standing, with older people and people with dementia. Attendees may take part in the two days or join us for one of the days.

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 – on day one, the Green Candle Senior Dancers, and on day two, the participants of the Remember to Dance programme for people with early to mid-stage dementia and their companions or carers. This session will be accompanied by live music.

When: 31st May and 1st June 2018, 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+)
Deadline for booking:  Thursday 18th May, 2018

Day one: Leading Dance with Older People
Thursday 31st May 2018
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
Friday 1st June 2018
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:
Vicki Busfield – Community and Education Manager
tel: 0207 739 7722

Moving into Maturity is an excellent introduction to Green Candle’s Diploma Course ‘Leading Dance with Older People’.