Dance to Health is the national falls prevention dance programme. It has been shown to reduce falls by 58%. All our dance artists have the same postural stability instructor training as NHS physiotherapists and they integrate these techniques into the dance routines in such a way that most of our participants don’t even notice it’s there. We use dance because it is hugely powerful. Not only does it encourage us to build strength and balance but it’s also fun, playful, liberating and creative. We offer sessions online and face to face and we are currently recruiting Dance Support Volunteers for our face to face sessions across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

This volunteer role is open to anyone over the age of 18 and is an opportunity to contribute to the success of these sessions. You will be directed and supported by the dance artist to provide practical assistance to participants with dance and movement. For instance, you may be asked to demonstrate seated options for less mobile participants or to work with a small group to develop a new sequence of movements. You may also help with room set up, distribution of equipment and more generally as an extra pair of eyes and ears for the dance artist helping to identify and support participants who may be in need of additional help.

By joining us you will not only be contributing to the energy of our groups and the wellbeing of older people but will also have opportunity to develop your own creativity. Our current volunteers tell us that they very much enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with our dance artists and participants and above all they have lots of fun. For students and early career professionals there is also great opportunity for developing practice and knowledge in this area of community dance and building up your CV experiences.

Our sessions last for two hours and generally run in 26 weekly blocks. We would require you to commit to each block and be available regularly for sessions.

How to apply

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