Did you know that the artistry and physicality of dance supports the overall physical, emotional and social wellbeing of older adults?
Developed by Baycrest and Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), our Sharing Dance Older Adults program is safe, accessible, and engages older adults in meaningful dance activity. Programming is designed for individual dancers, as well as for organizations in a variety of settings, including community spaces, retirement homes, long-term care centres, and more.
Classes are physically, cognitively, and creatively stimulating and incorporate a variety of different musical and dance styles. They are offered in a seated position with In Your Seat—accessible for people with moderate to significant physical and/or cognitive challenges—or in a standing position with On Your Feet—designed to be accessible for people with mild physical and/or cognitive challenges.
The Sharing Dance Older Adults program is great for:
Older adults who are looking for an opportunity to exercise, socialize, and have fun.
Those who have some physical limitations and appreciate movement classes.
Someone who enjoys moving to beautiful music!
Are you a dance teacher interested in working with older adults? Learn more about our Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Older Adults Teacher Training here!