Exercise & Dance to Music

Ref: C2418805

A friendly, relaxed and fun low intensity exercise to music class, suitable for both beginners and those wanting to increase their fitness and activity levels. Activities will include chair and floor exercises; working with partners and in groups; and the use of small hand weights and resistance equipment

Additional information about this course

A friendly, relaxed and fun low intensity exercise to music class, suitable for both beginners and those wanting to increase their fitness and activity levels. Activities will include chair and floor exercises; working with partners and in groups; and the use of small hand weights and resistance equipment.

Course aim

To increase fitness and activity levels through exercise, dance and sports games.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to adults with learning disabilities and their carers

What topics will this course cover

Mobility Simple aerobic and dance routines Muscle strengthening exercises including the use of resistance equipment Muscle stretches to increase flexibility Developing co-ordination and physical skills through dance and sports games Recognising muscle uses and how to strengthen them.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Perform an aerobic dance routine and a group country dance. 2. Increase the number of triceps dip repetitions performed. 3. Perform forward lunges with good technique 4 .Demonstrate and name a calf stretch with good technique. 5. To complete an obstacle course including some bat and ball skills.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Throughout the course your learning will be assessed and monitored by informal Q&A during the sessions; verbal feedback given by the tutor; written and photographic records of exercises completed and a folder recording your achievements will be kept. Your Learning Record will ask you to consider how far you feel you have progressed.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Wear loose comfortable clothing - trousers, leggings or shorts, T-shirt and training shoes. You will be performing some floor exercises that may require lying on the floor.

Reading and information sources

Nothing is needed for class; it may be beneficial to practise in between classes.

What could the course lead to?

Improved posture, fitness levels, co-ordination and an increased feeling of well being. You should feel more confident to undertake further study, either with the WEA or with another provider. Details of further opportunities will be discussed in class.

Download full course outline

Exercise & Dance to Music Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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