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Dance, health and wellbeing

The benefits of dance to a person's health and wellbeing have been recognised within community dance for many years. These pages are a growing and developing knowledge bank for you about many aspects of dance and the contribution it makes to health education, health care, teaching new ways to live, managing illness, and community development.

In the light of the increased interest and profile of dance approaches to supporting people with Parkinson's Disease and dementia, we have included specific sections that recognise the growing interest in these fields. It is our intention as work in other clinical areas is developed to profile those areas as well.

Dance for Parkinson's UK and Foundation for Community Dance's online learning programme wins award

An online learning programme that is being developed to help dance teachers learn to work safely with people with Parkinson’s disease has won the TalkTalk Digital Heroes award for the South West region
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Dance and Parkinson's film

Since the Foundation for Community Dance and Dance for Parkinson's UK Network won the regional Talk Talk Digital Heroes award to develop an online learning programme, Talk Talk have made this inspiring film to shine a little more light on this great work and how it benefits those with Parkinson's
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Animated magazine library

The online Animated library contains articles relating to dance, health and wellbeing published in Animated magazine from 1996 to the present day. It's fully searchable and it's completely free to access.
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