Music and Movement classes are specifically designed as a FUN and interactive way to allow dancing/movement (Latin and Ballroom Dancing inspired moves) to be utilised as a tool to enable older adults, and those living with common chronic and neurological conditions (such as Parkinsons, MS, Stoke, dementia and other physical and mental disabilities) to experience the joys of music & dance, and to be able to move freely through their daily routines.
The research into the health benefits of dance is extensive: Dancing promotes balance, improves mobility, increases strength, builds confidence and mental robustness to name but a few. All this while learning a fantastic new skill of dancing! But most importantly we laugh and have fun whilst building a supportive community along the way.
Group classes and Private sessions
Group sessions are on Monday 12:15pm to 1:15pm are held at the St Christopher’s Anglican Church,244 Avonhead Road, Avonhead, Christchurch.
Personalised one on one dance sessions from $40
(when a room/space is provided).
$65 when room rental is needed.
(Contact us for private online options)
Investment for Care Homes
Our care home and dementia programmes utilise group activity based dance and music to engage participants through multiple senses, including touch, sound, and sight. Sessions are highly interactive and personalised. We are currently working with over half a dozen care-home providers throughout Christchurch (references available on request).
$75/for 45 minutes
These prices include personalised programme delivered at your location, includes all travel costs to Christchurch locations.
Dance to be Free in the news
A couple of slides of Adriaan working with Frewbie who has Parkinson’s using movement (Latin & Ballroom inspired dancing) and music to help Frewbie move more freely during his daily routines.
For further information:
Some articles and research that have been done on the benefits of dance:
- Parkinson’s disease and dance – National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
- Effects of dance on movement control in Parkinson’s disease – NCBI
- Dancing proves a good move for people with Parkinson’s disease – The Guardian
- Dancing and the brain – Harvard Medical School
- Dancing with MS
- The best way to recover from cancer has been revealed Mirror UK
- Rhythmic motion can improve your health Harvard Health Publications
- Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing may be for the brain New York Times
- It can help with substance abuse, PTSD and shyness and more Anxiety.org
- The many health benefits of dancing Berkeley Wellness Univeristy of California
Support for individuals and families of those with Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis – Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Canterbury