Dance

The Alchemy Project

Image credit Pari Naderi
Image credit Pari Naderi

In 2015 The Alchemy Project undertook an innovative action research project pioneering the delivery of two, dance-led interventions, working intensively over 4 weeks, with two cohorts of young adults accessing Early Intervention in Psychosis Services through the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

Creative Homes

Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes

Aims and objectives:
At Creative Homes we support families to give children the best start in life. Our playful solutions reduce daily stresses in the home and help create happier, healthier and better connected families.
From toothbrushing to healthy eating, toilet training to reducing mess and clutter, we’re here to help reduce day-to-day stress in the home. We offer a range of simple playful and creative solutions, which give families a helping hand towards building lasting, positive routines.

Creative Communications

Spaghetti Weston (www.spaghettiweston.com)

A qualitative evaluation of psychosocial outcomes of the Creative Communications pilot project for people with dementia

Dance to Health (a falls prevention dance programme for older people)

Dance To Health Abingdon - Photo Helen Murray

Aim: To demonstrate that a suitably constructed arts programme can address a major challenge in the health system and go to scale

Objectives: PILOT (with key activity periods)

National Dance Company Wales: Dance for Parkinson’s Project in collaboration with English National Ballet

National Dance Company Wales

Dance for Parkinson’s, a project piloted by NDCWales in 2014 and continued since, forms the backbone of the Company’s commitment to participation in dance to support health and well-being for those most in need.

Dancing In Time

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Yorkshire Dance - Dancing in Time - July 2015 (c) Sara Teresa
Yorkshire Dance - Dancing in Time - July 2015 (c) Sara Teresa
Yorkshire Dance - Dancing in Time - July 2015 (c) Sara Teresa

The aim of this project was to examine the effect of a 10- week contemporary dance programme on both physical and psychosocial risk factor for falls. The Intervention’s acceptability and feasibility was addressed by documenting:

3rd Stage Dance Company

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3rd Stage Dance Company

3rd Stage Dance Company CIC is an organisation supporting the professionally trained dancer, who has returned to dance after time away. It is largely self-funded and much of it is run voluntarily, although it does participate in some funded projects (Arts Council England or local Council funding). Active throughout the year it ensures regular classes for the public as well as regular project opportunities.

Can somatic dance practices reduce acute pain for children and young people in hospital?

Small Things Dance Collective

Aims The aim of this study was to assess whether Improvised Somatic Dance (ISD) can have a positive effect on children and young people experiencing acute pain. ISD is a non-traditional and non-directive or improvised approach to creative dance and movement education/reeducation.  

MovementWorks® Developmental Dance Movement™ Programme

MovementWorks® logo

Aims and Objectives: MovementWorks® is a research driven organisation providing inclusive dance movement programmes that are mainstream and SEND appropriate. The Developmental Dance Movement™ Programme is designed to accelerate learning; integrating core curriculum and early learning goals whilst optimising physical development and enhancing global understanding and communication.  Previous studies evidence very promising results and highlight particular benefits for children with developmental delay.

A Right Old Song & Dance: evaluation

Organisation: 
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A Right Old Song and Dance was an Awards for All funded residency at Dorset County Hospital for a storyteller and musician who worked with patients on Barnes Ward, particularly those with dementia. It was conceived by the Arts in Hospital programme and nursing staff on the ward as a way to enhance the clinical and social wellbeing of patients and staff.

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