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Thursday 30 July: Dance with older people practice sharing day

Facilitated by Diane Amans

The Dance with older people practice sharing day is a mentoring opportunity designed to enable you to gain insights into other people's practice and to contribute to suggestions activities, observations and ideas that will help to develop dance practice for people who define themselves as older or more mature. The day will comprise introductory, overview and concluding activities facilitated by Diane Amans with opportunities for participation, debate, discussion and peer monitoring.

There will also be opportunities for 12 programme participants to contribute an activity (lasting a maximum of 10 minutes) providing sample material for all participants to join in and subsequently discuss. If you are applying to attend this practice sharing day as a mentored contributor you will need to fill in a separate application form - more information about this is contained within the course application form.

Participant requirements

Course participants should either have completed the online learning programme Introduction to Leading Dance with Older People (at the reduced Summer School rate of £40 - further information in application form) or have at least 3 years experience delivering dance for older people.

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Diane Amans biography

Diane Amans 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.

Diane Amans, People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry