Armchair Dance - Improving Posture

Ref: C3671109

The course uses movement to music to help improve and maintain general health and well-being both physically and mentally - improving fitness,memory and confidence. Guidance is also given about using the routines outside of the learning environment to be able to continue exercising. This term we will be focusing on posture.

Additional information about this course

Admission to the course restricted to residents of the centre

Course aim

To use movement to music as a form of exercise to improve and maintain general health and well-being, to keep ones mind active and improve memory and confidence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Perform to music appropriate warm-up and cool down routines
  • Perform to music short,simple routines which directly benefit ones health and well-being including confidence and memory.
  • Recognise one or more of the 3 key elements that make up good posture
  • Demonstrate one or more of the 3 key elements that make up good posture
  • Recognise and record on ILP one benefit to health that has improved during the course

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • loose layered clothing and good supportive footwear

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

Armchair Dance - Improving Posture Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.


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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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