Dance Base are committed to ensuring that dance is accessible to everyone so for those older adults who can't make it to our building, we'll bring the dance to you. 'Step in Time' is a project delivered to older people from residential/day settings who, may or may not have dementia, Alzheimer's or restricted movement.
These specifically tailored creative movement workshops aim to improve flexibility, strength and wellbeing. Some movements are simple while others involve more complex dance routines, using finger and arm movements, clapping routines, toe tapping and heel raising from seats. The classes are designed to be fun and energising for all, regardless of level, age or ability.
“Without exception all service users take part in the sessions and demonstrate a level of interest and participation the regular staff find impressive and hard to achieve in our own work.” Manager, Eric Liddell Centre
The workshops will be accompanied by staff training and a bag of props to continue the fun once the project finishes.
Dance Base is working in partnership with Edinburgh University to support the evaluation of this work. Step in Time is also supported by The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust.