“Dance for Dementia delivered by Hype Dance Company has been, to our dementia service users no matter what their ability, the most wonderful activity they could have taken part in.“
The workshops are suitable for a range of participants but are specifically targetted towards those with neurological disorders such as dementia, Parkinsons, Alzheimers and those with limited mobility.
The sessions use a variety of techniques to engage the participants from period music to stimulate memory to props (such as beach balls, hats, ribbon and scarves) to encourage movement and group participation.
Participants co-ordination, range of movement, balance, memory and more can be improved by participating in these sessions.
The sessions will be lead by one of our professional dancers who have been trained to work specifically in this field. They have received training by specialists from Derby University (Elizabeth Foster) & Derby Royal Hospital (Andrea Haley) and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.
“Participants are engaged and able to recall events through the music, dance and movement and for the carer, this heightened mood is reported to last the whole day for their loved ones.”
If you’d like to book a session or if you have any further questions then please do get in touch where one of our team will be able to discuss your requirements.
We can adapt the workshops to suit any specific requirements - please get in touch for more information.