Dementia and Dance CDP

Who is it for:

Groups of Dance professionals:

“Our time with Magpie Dance has inspired us to learn more… we can’t wait to try out some of the new techniques we’ve learned”

 “Really really enjoyable and useful. Will be able to use strategies”

 “Made me confident in starting sessions”

Through participation in this workshop the participants will:

  • Have improved skills and understanding of dance for elderly participants including those with dementia
  • Have the confidence to provide the necessary support and encouragement for elderly participants to take part in dance classes
  • Have a resource pack to take away covering further ideas for working inclusively, through dance, with people with dementia and the elderly

Magpie Dance draws on over thirty years of experience delivering inclusive dance, to offer clients bespoke CPD, focusing on different techniques for running or supporting inclusive dance sessions. Magpie Dance has a longstanding relationship delivering classes for Oxleas NHS trust to service users with dementia.

The Dance and Dementia workshop will be led by 2 experienced Magpie Dance facilitators with live music. This workshop can be anything from 2 hours to a day.

The workshop consists of the following three sessions:

  • A practical creative dance session to try out some tasks
  • Group discussion and questions about Magpie Dance’s inclusive ethos and approach
  • Implementation and action planning with participants, drawing out the learning and identifying how they can apply to their own work

This workshop provides participants with insight into a wealth of experience and tried and tested methods for using dance to motivate and inspire elderly people and those with dementia.

This programme equates to 2-6 hours of professional development (depending on length of session booked) and is endorsed by CDMT.

Enquire here for more information.

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