Diane Amans

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Diane Amans

Research into different approaches to community dance with older adults

Fellowship

Fellowship year

2014

Locality

North West

Biography

I am an independent dance artist working in participatory dance in different community settings. My Fellowship gave me opportunities to see different approaches to dance practice with mature dancers and to discuss these with other artists. I have followed these up and carried out dance sessions in a range of settings with older people, including sessions for people in end-of-life care. I have also devised a Small Dances approach, which I now share in training courses for dance artists and activity leaders who want to deliver gentle 'bedside' dance activities with frail older people. This approach has had a positive impact in settings where it is difficult or inappropriate to deliver dance sessions within a group. It is an important and beneficial non-medical intervention for individuals who are often passive recipients of medical and social care.

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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