Dance- Flexibility and Mobility - All Abilities
The course uses exercise to music to help improve and maintain general health and well-being both physically and mentally - improving fitness,memory and confidence. This term we will be focusing on mobility and flexibility - knees bent, armed stretched ra ra ra. Guidance is also given about using the routines to exercise at home. All abilities will be catered for.
Additional information about this course
Improving health in a fun and friendly way -learn new skills including a range of modern and ballroom dances. The focus is flexibility and mobility-all abilities welcome.
To use dance as a form of exercise to help improve and maintain ones general health and well-being including mobility and flexibility. To keep ones mind active helping to improve memory and confidence.
Who is the course for?
Students of all abilities who wish to use dance as a way to improve health and well-being.
What topics will this course cover
Enrollment - health and safety and particularly safety issues relating to wheelchair use. Movement to music including short,simple dance routines which have been adapted for those with a range of difficulties and disabilities. Seated routines - how to develop and improve ones mobility and flexibility. Evaluation of skills learnt and benefit to health.
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:
Perform to music safely in a wheelchair or standing at a level appropriate to the individuals ability. Perform to music simple routines which directly benefit ones health and well-being including confidence and memory. Recognise the 3 elements that help to improve mobility and flexibility. Demonstrate one or more of the three key elements of good mobility and flexibility. Recognise and record on ILP one benefit to health and well-being that has improved during the course.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Open group discussion Individual feedback throughout sessions as appropriate Question and answer time at end of sessions. Tracking documents completed at the end of sessions
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Loose layered comfortable clothing and good supportive footwear
Reading and information sources
What could the course lead to?
Guidance will be given throughout about how class activities can be adapted and used safely at home to maintain general health and well-being