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Dance On Research Results 

Fri 21 January 2022
Part of: Dance On | In Mature Company | Dancing & Dementia (Podcasts)

At the end of last year, we were delighted that new research into Dance On led by Dr Sarah Astill and the University of Leeds, in partnership with Yorkshire Dance, darts and One Dance UK, showed that the Dance On programme offers a significant opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of older people – in particular for women in lower socio-economic areas.

Dance On has become an essential part of our participants’ lives, offering an activity that supports them to become fitter, healthier and more socially connected. We are delighted to share a summary of research in this booklet that explores the programme in-depth, and allows us to hear directly from Dance On participants:

“It keeps us really happy and healthy. I had rheumatoid arthritis for over 30 years. It was so bad that I was taking a lot of pain killers. I was bed-ridden. I was trying to break away from pain killers and realising that moving, exercise and dance is so important and I managed to actually change. To have the opportunity to come every week, it almost organises your life for you and it’s so nice to see friendly faces and everyone is happy. I look forward to dancing and I feel really good!” – Dance On Participant

The Dance On programme has gone from strength to strength, and we are very excited for the future of this project.

Find out more about Dance On, including information on classes, here! 

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