Our Research Projects

As a Community Interest Company we are always looking to measure our social impact.

Some of our research and evaluation studies include:


  • An Evaluation report by Sheffield Hallam University and Manchester Metropolitan University identifying the benefits of our partner dancing programme for people affected by an illness with no cure.
  • An evaluation report for Weston Park Cancer hospital for people living with and beyond cancer.
  • An evaluation report for Active Derbyshire on the physical and mental health benefits of the seated dancing programme during the pandemic.
  • An evaluation report for Chesterfield Borough Council on the benefits of the seated dancing programme for people affected by social isolation.
  • Working with Sheffield United Community Foundation we are evaluating our programmes impact for people affected by cancer.
  • Starting 2022 - Research study with the University of Dublin and the Irish Lung Fibrosis Foundation on the effects of dancing on people with respiratory conditions.


We're planning to extend our research to many other long term health conditions too, such as diabetes, heart and lung conditions and age related illnesses. We're also looking at the positive impacts of partner dancing on mental health.

Partner dancing for people with an illness with no cure

Never before has anyone used partner dancing as a physical and social activity for patients with or affected by an illness with no cure, within the hospice environment.....


Working with Macmillan at Chesterfield Royal Hospital 

Chesterfield Royal Hospital are the first hospital in the UK to pilot the new programme. The aim of the programme is to improve the physical activity and well-being of recovering cancer patients and their partners. The classes are provided at the hospital free to people getting active after cancer treatment..... 

Providing partner dancing for people living with and beyond cancer

There is a shortage of physical activities suitable for people going through or recovering from cancer treatment. This report assessed the impact of partner dancing on their health, physically, socially, emotionally and psychologically....

Case Study with Drink Wise Age Well

We are working with Drink Wise Age Well and Age UK to provide partner dance classes within a community setting to help people with age or drink related issues....

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