Senior dance sessions

seniorsSeniors Dance sessions

 

 

 

seniorstopI¬†started working with Watford Community Housing trust in October 2013. Initially it was to teach some dance a few hours a week in a couple of local centres. Like all new things, it began slowly but those who did come for a session began to enjoy it. Some liked to watch as they were not so mobile. I realised after a little while, it was also about communicating and allowing some of the elderly clients to chat about their “old times”.

 


LOGOI introduced the Watford Trust hand Jive which allowed some of the less able to join in with the session in a more active way. In fact a couple of them came up with hand/arm movements to include in our routine. Eventually, we had 12 movements in our Hand Jive and my last session in April had 8 people. Dance movement definitely has a great benefit both physically and mentally with the elderly. I could see the improvement in them over the 6 months. Each time I finished the session, they would all be asking if I was coming back the following week.