Movement and Dance

Ref: C2339127

The classes will focus on posture which will help with all aspects of everyday life: self-confidence, body strength, balance, and general wellbeing. Each class is based on a wide repertoire of gentle exercises which will keep you moving and improve flexibility, coordination, stamina and core strength.

Course aim

The Course is aimed at encouraging older people from diverse communities to use dance as part of protecting their health, having fun and engaging in community activity to combat isolation and loneliness.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Dance is an activity that everyone can participate in whatever age, physical fitness, or level of experience.

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

  • Improve numeracy skills
  • Improve listening Skills
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve Health and Well being
  • Work in a group and on my own

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Please wear loose fitting clothes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Movement and Dance Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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