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Dance On

A dance programme to tackle inactivity among older adults, delivered by a partnership of One Dance UK, Yorkshire Dance and darts (Doncaster Community Arts). Now online!

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About Dance On

Dance On is an exciting project is for over 55s bringing citywide dance programmes to Bradford, Leeds and Doncaster. In response to the Coronavirus pendemic we have taken our classes online. Here’s how you can take part:

  1. Follow along with our of video dance classes below. Our tutors will lead you through a Dance On class from their homes.
  2. Join us for an online Zoom class on, Tuesdays (2.00pm – 3.00pm), Wednesdays (2.30pm – 3.30pm) and Fridays (10.30am -11.30am). Please email admin@yorkshiredance.com  or call us on 07743172419 find out more.
  3. Take part in a Dance On Master Class. These Master Classes take place on Zoom every month (June, July and August) and will be led by guest artists. We will be exploring Vogue, West African Dance and Bollywood dancing. For more information about these classes please email us admin@yorkshiredance.com


All our online content free but if you would like to support Yorkshire Dance and the Dance On project through this challenging time we would be really grateful. Donations can be made online here: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/yorkshiredance-lockdown


More about Dance On, our partners and research:

Dance Development Artists with a specialism in working with older people will build links to communities and work with Health and Social Care partners to reach out and engage older people who may be socially isolated or inactive. The aim is to create a programme that is sustainable in the long term with participants contributing to cost and volunteer support.

Dance On is funded by Sport England and One Dance UK is working with regional partner Yorkshire Dance and local delivery partner darts (Doncaster Community Arts) to establish at least 30 new dance groups in disadvantaged areas over the next two years.

The University of Leeds will carry out detailed research on the programme to build on existing evidence, which shows that dancing can improve mobility, prevent falls and enhance mental wellbeing and brain function. The Dance On programme can potentially make cost savings for Health and Social Care, which will be investigated through a Health Economics study.


https://youtu.be/yasL-yNQIcgFind out more about Dance On

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