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Tuesday 24 or Thursday 26 July: Dance and dementia

Led by Diane Amans

This one-day workshop is aimed at dancers, activity leaders and other practitioners who want to develop their practice to include leading dance activities with people living with dementia.

The course includes:
  • Overview of different types of dementia and how these affect an individual participating in community dance activities
  • Practical ideas for dance in dementia contexts
  • Ways of translating activities to suit people living with dementia
  • Duty of care and risk assessment
  • Managing mixed groups - of people with and without dementia
  • Small dances - ideas for working one to one or in small groups.
 
Due to the popularity of the Dance and dementia course led by Diane Amans we are offering a second opportunity for people to take this course during the week of the summer school. Diane will be leading the Dance and Dementia course twice during the summer school week – on Tuesday, 24 July and on Thursday, 26 July.



Application forms
Diane Amans biography
Diane Amans has a long association with People Dancing and this year she will return to act as course tutor on the Dance and Dementia course. Diane will lead the course for participants who want to develop their practice to include leading dance activities with people living with dementia.

Diane is one of the leading practitioners in community dance, is the author of An Introduction to Community Dance Practice and founder of Freedom in Dance. During her time as director of the company she developed the accredited training course Leading Dance with Older People.

Diane is a dance artist whose career has included working in education, training staff in health and social care, and managing dance projects in health and community settings. She currently works as a freelance choreographer, trainer and consultant. Diane is particularly interested in intergenerational projects and has created several dance pieces challenging stereotypes of youth and ageing. She has recently developed a new training programme for participatory arts workers. Discovering Common Threads focuses on attitudes to difference and ways in which artists can both celebrate difference and explore what we have in common.

Please see below to download the Dance and dementia timetables: