Remember to Dance!

Green Candle Dance Company believes that everyone has the right to enjoy dance: for more than 25 years the company has pioneered dance work for and with older people. Now, in an exciting new development, the company, in collaboration with East London NHS Foundation Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society, Tower Hamlets, has launched a dance project for people living with dementia.

Funded by the Headley Trust, the project is in two parts:

Remember to Dance in the Community

The first, for people still living in the community, offers free weekly dance sessions with live music, suitable for all abilities (including people who need to remain seated), to people living with early stage dementia and their carers and companions. The sessions take place Thursday mornings at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HL and will continue until July 2015.

Remember to Dance at Mile End Hospital

The second, for people with more severe dementia offers twice weekly dance sessions as part of a 6 week dementia assessment process at Mile End Hospital, in Tower Hamlets, East London. Up to approximately fifty participants will be able to access these sessions over the next year.

Researchers from the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Christchurch University, Canterbury, will be evaluating the project during the two year period to ascertain how the dance sessions impact upon the health and well-being of the participants.

To request an application form or find out further details of the project please contact Chantal Bardouille at chantal@greencandledance.com or 020 7739 7722.

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