Cheshire Dance

Dosage - Dance/Health and Young Families

To diffuse the physical inactivity timebomb which costs us £8.2b per year as GPs and Local Authorities continue to localise Change4Life. 'Dosage' is an exportable dance and health model like MEND, targeting young people and their families, aimed at sustaining healthier lifestyles through dance.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1020584)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£150

Donations

4

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Endemic physical inactivity amongst the population and the inherent cost of that inactivity to the NHS and ultimately us, the public.

Solution

Dance is a very fast growing activity at present. You can't miss it on television. But competitions churn out one winner and millions of losers. This project aims to sustain, particularly young peoples' positive interest in dance by taking it to the heart of family play as a project linked to the Change4Life initative. Cheshire Dance has developed a pilot that is gathering a strong evidence base. This needs rolling out across Cheshire (this proposal), then perhaps the country.

  • ‚ÄúNow, when we‚Äôre all getting a little stressed, we put the music on and just dance. It really works‚Äù

    — Kerry Seils

  • “Now, when we’re all getting a little stressed, we put the music on and just dance. It really works”

    — Kerry Seils