We deliver partner dance therapy programmes primarily to the healthcare industry. Offering partner dancing as a physical and social activity within the premises of hospices, hospitals and community groups.
Judith Park, Duty CEO for St Luke's Hospice, and Director of Care at St Luke's Clifford House, Sheffield - discusses what Dancing for Health has done for her patients.
It is our vision to assist and help people with many different health issues and to see these physical and social activity programmes rolled out nationwide. We will create sustainable partner dance intervention therapy programmes, through our certified and accredited qualification structure for instructors.
Never before has anyone used partner dancing within hospice or hospital environments. The Dancing for Health programmes are beneficial to people with long term health conditions and commencing on extended terms of anticipated recovery. Our programmes have been designed to compliment and run parallel to existing complementary treatments. Our classes are for those people who wouldn't normally be able to attend a public dance class, so our aim is to take the class to them, to enable them to learn to dance, with a partner of their choice within the safe and familiar surroundings of their hospice, hospital or community group alongside other people in the group sharing similar difficulties and experiences.