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Dancing In Time

A partnership with University of Leeds and Leeds Community Health Care focusing on the impact of dance on the health and wellbeing of older adults.

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About Dancing In Time

In May 2013 Yorkshire Dance launched a partnership with University of Leeds and Leeds Community Health Care focusing on the impact of dance on the health and wellbeing of older adults.

In January 2015, following some research into enablers and barriers for older adults to engage in dance, Dancing into the Third Age was followed by a Yorkshire Dance, Leeds Public Health and University of Leeds partnership project, Dancing In Time.

The project, taking place in three areas across Leeds, provided new dancing activity for older adults who have little access to dance, researching the impact of dance on the health and wellbeing of older adults, especially the impact of their physical activity levels, which is widely accepted as contributing to health and happiness.

The research paper* has been published here.

*Astill SL, Britten L, Addington C | Dancing in time: feasibility and acceptability of a contemporary dance programme to modify risk factors for falling in community dwelling older adults BMC Geriatrics | 2017 DOI:10.1186/s12877-017-0476-6.

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