Dance House

STILL DANCING - dance project for over 60s

Dance House proposes to devise an imaginative and artistically ambitious dance programme involving a group of mature citizens and the Govan Gaelic Choir, to be presented at the 8th World Congress on Ageing : 13-17 August 2012 : Glasgow.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2012

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC025343)

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  • ...much happier that I am still dancing, still learning, and still inspiring others......

    — Grace Sergeant

  • “….. much happier, knowing that I am still dancing, still learning and hopefully still inspiring others”

    — Grace Sergeant

  • ...much happier that I am still dancing, still learning, and still inspiring others......

    — Grace Sergeant

  • “….. much happier, knowing that I am still dancing, still learning and hopefully still inspiring others”

    — Grace Sergeant

Situation

1. The findings of our Pilot Project, implemented in 2010/2011 have revealed just how many over 60’s are keen to take part. The response has been very positive and has affirmed that this is a demographic that has been overlooked in the past. There is a lack in exciting opportunities for our older citizens in the city.

Solution

Participation in dance builds confidence and self esteem by nurturing a feel good factor. When people feel good about themselves, they are more likely to succeed in all aspects of life. There is overwhelming evidence available of the positive impact of dance and creative movement. Regular participation in dance brings not only positive benefits to both physical and mental health, but it also plays a vital role in our holistic development.