Older People

Feel Like Dancing

Dance Base is delighted to announce a brand new programme of digital dance resources as part of our exciting new project, Feel Like Dancing. For 12 weeks, professional dance artists will present new activities for people to do in their homes, exploring different themes, and helping more people to Feel Like Dancing together every day.  
 
For older people, we are releasing two seated dance classes every week; a short version for a quick energising dance done 1-1, and a longer version for groups to do together. 
 
Each week we are releasing one new activity video on this page and our Facebook page

We’d love to see and hear about all of the wonderful dancing you’ve been doing at home. Get in touch with us at dance@dancebase.co.uk, on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to share your pictures, videos, and stories of you dancing together.
 
Feel Like Dancing is supported by the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund.
#LoveDanceBase #WellbeingFund 

 

This Week's Videos:

Let's Misbehave – Mini Dance with Chris Stuart-Wilson

Let's Misbehave – Full Class with Chris Stuart-Wilson

Join Chris as he takes you back to the roaring 20s. Let's celebrate the music of Cole Porter and try out some Charleston inspired moves!

 

Previous Videos:

Fire – Fireworks Mini Dance with Hayley Earlam

Join Hayley for the final instalment of her Elements mini series. Things are hotting up this week, as she takes you on a dance exploring fire and a fireworks display.

Fire – Full Class with Hayley Earlam

Join Hayley for the final instalment of her Elements mini series. Things are hotting up this week, as she takes you on a dance exploring bonfires, the sun, and a fireworks display.

 

Louis Armstrong Mini Dance with Katie Miller

Join Katie for this beautiful seated dance, as we celebrate the music of the legendary Louis Armstrong.

'Feel Like Dancing with Louis Armstrong' by Katie Miller


Grease – Mini Dance with Chris Stuart-Wilson

Join Chris as he takes you through this fun, tongue-twisting, hand-jiving tribute to everyone's favourite 50s style musical!

Grease – Full Class with Chris Stuart-Wilson

Join Chris as he takes you through this fun, tongue-twisting, hand-jiving tribute to everyone's favourite 50s-style musical! This full, seated dance class takes you through a series of warm up exercises, before learning and performing the hand jive routine.


Air – Birds Mini Dance with Hayley Earlam

Join Hayley for the next instalment of her Elements mini series. This week, we are exploring air, and this mini dance looks at the different movements birds.

We also have a fun craft activity from 11:55 in the video, where Hayley shows you how to make some beautiful origami birds. All you need is some paper!

Air – Full Class with Hayley Earlam

Join Hayley for the next instalment of her Elements mini series. This week, we are exploring air. Expect bubbles, breath, birds, bouncy balls and balloons!

 

West Side Story Mini Dance with Katie Miller

West Side Story Full Class with Katie Miller

Ready to get your fingers clicking and toes tapping? Join Katie, and the Sharks and Jets, for another exciting seated dance to an all-time classic.

Check out these clips from the film to get you in the mood:
America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e2igZexpMs

Prologue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoC5Oyf_ss

 

The Sound of Music – Mini Dance with Chris Stuart-Wilson

Doe? A deer?

This week, the hills are alive and you're invited to join Chris for a short Sound of Music themed seated dance!

The Sound of Music – Full Class with Chris Stuart-Wilson

Doe? A deer?

This week, the hills are alive and you're invited to join Chris for a special Sound of Music themed seated dance!

 

Earth-Ceilidh Mini Dance
This week, we have the second instalment of Hayley's videos about The Elements, where we look at Earth, and some grounded rhythms.

This video shows you how to adapt the dance to work together with a partner, which is even more fun!

Earth – Full Class
This week, we have the second instalment of Hayley's videos about The Elements, where we look at 'Earth'; things that grow from it, and stomping down into it. 

 

A Wee Jig – Mini Dance from Dance Base Scotland on Vimeo.
Join Katie for a wee jig in your chair!

A Wee Jig – Full Class
This week, Katie invites you to dance and sing along to some of the most well-known Scottish folk songs, including Mairi’s Wedding and Skye Boat Song.

 

Calamity Jane – Mini Dance
Saddle your horses and get ready for an adventure through the plains of South Dakota: it's time for Calamity Jane! Join Chris for a short, energising, seated dance to this 1950s classic.

Calamity Jane – Full Class
Saddle your horses and get ready for an adventure through the plains of South Dakota: it's time for Calamity Jane! Join Chris for a full length, seated dance class inspired by this 1950s classic.

 

Water: Mini Dance with Hayley Earlam
Join Hayley for a short, energising seated dance to a Scottish favourite.

Water: Full Class with Hayley Earlam
Join Hayley for the first in her mini-series of seated dance classes based on The Elements. This week, we're exploring water, so get your sea-legs and umbrellas ready!

Singin’ in the Rain: Mini Dance with Katie Miller 
 It’s time to let your inner Gene Kelly shine! Join Katie for a seated dance class to your favourite songs from this iconic film. 

Singin' in the Rain: Full Class with Katie Miller
Why not watch some videos from the original film to get you in the mood?
'Good Morning'
'Singin' in the Rain'

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