With Cheryl McChesney
Programmed by Siobhan Davies Studios.
Free, weekly creative dance classes for adults with early symptoms of dementia to engage the body and brain through movement and co-created choreography. Led by dance artist Cheryl McChesney.
Led by a professional dance expert, participants and their companions will develop body awareness, coordination and balance alongside opportunities to make creative choices, create movement and have agency. They will enjoy connecting with the potential of their bodies and capacity of their minds, renewing and developing a love of moving in a social environment.
Dance for the Brain is part of a social prescribing research project, designed to help counteract the isolation people can feel pre-diagnosis for dementia and in its earliest stages. Referrals to the class through surgery-based linkworkers are welcomed as are independent requests to join the class.