Starting on Wednesday 20th May The Dance Network Association are bringing regular online dance sessions to you to keep you moving and a-grooving. Some are Live, some pre-recorded, we have something for everyone. Please share as appropriate so that we can encourage as many people as possible to get dancing, to tackle social isolation and keep people smiling!

Mass Dance Programme

Aimed at schools and community groups, we are releasing our back catalogue of 1day1dance1000dancers programmes resources, starting with Dance Rio 2016. As a company we are so happy to continue to be supporting our teachers and school communities with this work, celebrating the Olympic legacy and achievements promoting health & wellbeing, team working and friendship.

Family Dance

Fancy getting away from it all? Have a good imagination? Like to move? Join Bobbie Gargrave for time at the beach looking for all the wonders that you can find there! Bobbie is waiting to take you on a creative journey down to the seaside. Whether you are a family at home or a school community working in EYFS, Primary and SEND settings, join Bobbie at 10am for a revisit session to explore movement and dance. This session will encourage creativity and independent thinking, nurture individual expression and develop a memory for movement.

My daughter didn’t know what to expect and she is loving it so thank you for organising 🙂 – Parent of 9 year old, Social Dis-Dancing Day.

Seated Dance

Creative dance class with older adults in mind, but anyone can join! So pull up a chair and click to book. Led by our lovely Lucy, in this ReVisit session, you will be guided and encouraged through a series of creative dance movements, while enjoying mood lifting music. We would love to welcome more members of our ReGeneration and Dance&Dine sessions back to the virtual studio, so please pass on the word.

My partner and I don’t think of ourselves as ‘older’ but she is living with advanced cancer and no longer able to be very active. We did the class together….It was fabulous, we had a lot of fun and now we want to do more.

Dance Like No-One’s Watching 

Feeling stuck, needing to burn off some energy? Want to lift your mood? Then Dance Like No-One’s Watching is for you! We all need to move, to release energy – positive and negative – stored in our system. Take some time out to have a front room/office disco and get those endorphins pumping. As a virtual community we will dance together, whether you decide to keep your video on is your choice but knowing we are all there supporting each other putting a smile on our faces.

Then, join us for Positivi-TEA. A space where as a community we can bring some joy, offer support and to celebrate each other through what is now, the new normal. We feel that this is particularly relevant this week during Mental Health Awareness Week, to check in with each other and voice personal achievements and concerns.

Dancing with Parkinsons

Karen Pratt has developed a series of classes for our Dancing with Parkinsons members. Dancing with Parkinsons is a 40min dance and movement session for those living with Parkinson’s, their partners, friends and carers, all to take part in together to gain the benefits that dance can have for all. This may also be beneficial for anyone who may have experienced a stroke and/or heart disease

‘Thank you very much for the session we really enjoyed it’ – That’s what one of our dance partnerships commented when they took part in an online Dancing with Parkinsons session recently. 

Youth Dance

Looking for something interesting to do during lockdown? Do you love to dance? Aged 12yrs+? Do you enjoy learning new dance moves from an inspirational teacher? Look no further! We will be revisiting the youth dance session with Hayley Lemon, first released in April. We offer you another chance to follow this inspiring session and experience the friendly and energetic teaching style Hayley brings to the studio.

For full details of the day, and to book your place, visit our website https://www.dancenetworkassociation.org.uk/vitual-dancing click on your chosen session to register your details and pay a small fee – This will support us to continue bringing you high quality dance opportunities. Then, be ready to dance on Wednesday!

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