Dance- Flexibility and Mobility - All Abilities

Ref: C3670487

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.

Course aim

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

n/a

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

Download full course outline

Dance- Flexibility and Mobility - All Abilities Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0113 245 3304 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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