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  • Caroline Wigley

Dance Workshop for Dementia Support Group

Over the last few weeks, Move Momentum CEO and dance teacher, Amanda, has been busy delivering workshops for various groups in Hampshire.


In addition to the regular classes we offer - street dance for 10-16 year-olds, classes for over 65s, and sessions for wheelchair users - we provide a programme of workshops and dance sessions that can be individually tailored to suit specific group needs. We provide workshops for young people, people with disabilities, for care homes, and for other support and activity groups.


For example, Amanda delivers a monthly workshop at Old Alresford Cottage Care Home, and a monthly session for an inclusive special school for 2-11 year-olds in Basingstoke.


Dementia support group workshop

At Move Momentum we understand the benefits of dancing and moving to music for people with dementia and our teachers are specialists in leading sessions for individuals with dementia.


Last month Amanda delivered a dance workshop for a dementia support group in the Meon Valley.


“I did a one-hour workshop for about 20 participants,” Amanda says. “We did a variety of seated and some standing dances to music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Lots of participants came up to me in the break and said how much fun they were having and it was great to dance to the old songs that they knew.


“We used poms poms for a couple of dances and the feedback from the group included a comment about how much everyone had enjoyed those dances with the pom poms especially, and how good it was ‘to see everyone participating and enjoying the session’.”


We’re always happy to include specific requests by groups. The Meon Valley group asked for a 15-minute break mid-way through the session for tea and biscuits - and which everyone appreciated!


If you’d like more information about workshops and sessions that we can deliver - either as a one-off or on a regular basis - then do please get in touch.



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