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 they’re 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 have opportunities for both across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

You will be part of the dance team and the dance artist will direct you on how to help in each session. You may also help with completing registers, membership forms or other information that may be required.
All our groups include social time at the end and peer motivators also often help with preparing and distributing the refreshments to participants.

This role requires a two hour time commitment on a weekday for a minimum period of 26 weeks
Our volunteers have described their experiences with Dance to Health:

"The fun element. The ability to improve one’s own health and well-being, the
opportunity to meet new people and possibly become involved in other activities
connected with dance."

"It’s an incredible and incredibly enjoyable project to be a part of, and it’s so beneficial to everybody involved. It’s fun, its active we all get stronger and we all leave the session feeling like we’ve not only done something really good for our bodies,we walk out feeling happier than when we walked in. It’s just been an incredible opportunity and I think most people that have become a part of the project have really enjoyed it."

"I would say that I provide the administrative support of the class on the day –
collecting money, writing receipts, asking health questions and making sure the
register is accurate. I then assist in teaching the class with the lead Artist, helping individuals who need support and acting as another competent movement instructor for class members to follow (it can get tricky in a class of 18 to all be able to see one teacher at the same time). It is a really rewarding experience if you enjoy spending time with the older generation. We have a laugh, listen to life stories and get to dance at the same time."

To find out more and to apply please see our website: https://dancetohealth.org/volunteer-with-us/  or contact Sharon Sanderson at: [email protected];  tel: 07444021153