Creative Caring brings dance classes within reach of all people with chronic movement restrictions, with a focus on community building for people with with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
Dance is a unique vehicle that naturally combines multiple approaches to foster exercise, confidence building and an improved quality of life.
Dance For Seniors
The senior’s dance courses focus on fun, involvement in group activity and an
exploration of one’s creative side. The physical attributes to this course highlights group
engagement, improves their stability, coordination, rhythmical ability and overall joy of
dance and movement. Participants always leave my classes feeling empowered and
confident. The course encourages like-minded people to participate in a social activity that
is both fun and good for their health and well being. Dance enables people to interact with
community members which is a vital social tool to curb isolation; one of the main issues for the seniors, particularly those who live alone.
Seated Dance Classes/dance for Parkinson's Disease
For people with Parkinson's disease, rigorous dance classes led by trained professional
teaching artists are becoming internationally acknowledged as an important, beneficial and welcome addition to the portfolio of recognised, movement-based therapeutic
interventions that are supported by published research. By approaching movement as
dance participants, not as patients, people with Parkinson’s can focus on PD-specific concerns like mobility, balance, rhythm and flexibility in an enjoyable, social and communal environment.
Moving with Memories
Dance sessions for people experiencing various stages of dementia. This class is conducted in a relaxed and open environment using music as the main stimulus for movement motivation.
Participants wear headphones and dance freely to music specifically chosen to stimulate memories from the participants. They will come alive to the music that was a big part of their earlier years when dancing was their regular recreational activity.
Speak to us about your specific needs around special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, New Year, Anzac Day, Australia Day, Melbourne Cup, Anniversaries
and specific Cultural Days.
Dance + Drama
Combining the two art forms of dance and drama to create a playful and expressive class that integrates aspect of theatrical play with movement. This class involves the participants imagination and daring as they play out personas and actions led by guided stories and their own imaginations. The voice may or may not be integrated into this class.
Two teachers combine their skills to bring this class to your facility or community centre.