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Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People: A Handbook for Activity Co ordinators and Carers

This practical handbook will empower activity coordinators and carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance and movement sessions with older people, including with those who are frail, wheelchair-bound or living with dementia.

The authors describe the many benefits of dance and movement for older people, and address important practical considerations such as carrying out risk assessments, safety issues, adaptations for specific health conditions and disabilities and how to select appropriate props and music.

Step-by-step instructions for 20 dances and movements drawn from a wide range of eras, cultures and traditions are then provided. Ranging from Can Can and Charleston to hand jive, morris dancing, sea shanties and traditional hymns with movements, there is something to suit every mood and occasion.

Features

  • Information about the benefits of movement and dance, why movement is important for older people and how it helps
  • Preparing yourself and your participants for the dance session
  • Contraindicated and controversial moves
  • Reminders for specific disabilities
  • Tips for preparing your venue
  • How to plan and run a session
  • Choosing Dances

Details

  • Local release date:13/02/2014
  • Paperback (100.00mm X 100.00mm) 160 pages

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