Remote Inclusive Dance Activity

As the current pandemic continues we are looking at more ways to look after our wellbeing and keep moving.

This page lists all of the current opportunities to get involved, whether that be through Facebook live’s, pre-recorded videos to do in your own time, or even some zoom sessions you will find all the details below.

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Facebook Live

Join us Live on Facebook!

vy3mj.pngWe would like to invite you to join us live on Facebook for inclusive dance sessions that you can do at home. As the Facebook sessions will be streamed live, you can join in with the virtual dance session and interact with our instructors and other participants using the comment function.

Feel Good Thursday, Inclusive Dance Session @1PM on Facebook!

Come along and get involved with some feel-good inclusive dancing, all aimed to help you maintain activity while being at home, enjoy some time dancing with others and lift your spirits.

We have set up the sessions as events on our Facebook page, so the sessions can go straight into your Facebook calendar once you join, link to our events page here: https://www.facebook.com/ParaDanceUK/events/

All live sessions are recorded and automatically saved, so if you miss a session, you can always take part another time, just go to our Facebook page to find the session videos.

Pre-Recorded Videos

Pre-Recorded Video Links 

IMG_1104reduced.jpgDuring this pandemic, access to dance and physical activity has been so very different, There are many athletes and participants home shielding earlier and for longer than the rest of the UK we’ve been working hard to source funding and create content to keep everyone dancing.

We are firm believers that no matter your age or ability music and dance improve mental and physical wellbeing!

We are pleased to be able to continue our funded sessions for you to view within your own setting, whether that is your home, a residential facility, or day service you work at to get yourself and your service users dancing!

To receive these sessions please sign up for our newsletter here: https://paradance.org.uk/dance/membership/

Armed Forces

 Thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Para Dance UK is delighted to have been able to produce a series of free recorded inclusive dance sessions for members of the Armed Forces community and their families. The sessions are aimed at promoting positive health and wellbeing and have been filmed as a mixture of seated and standing sessions, but can all be danced the other way around, so everyone can join in.

The videos are of non-genre dance and begin with a warm-up, followed by a routine and end with a cool down.

To sign up to receive the video links straight to your inbox all you need to do is visit our Eventbrite page: https://armedforcesdancevideos.eventbrite.co.uk click Register and fill out our short form. You will then receive an email from Eventbrite which will send you all of the links to the videos which you will need to copy and paste into your browser to use at your own convenience and to keep you uplifted and moving.

Happy Dancing!

Culture Recovery Fund

Thanks to the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund Para Dance UK is excited to continue to be #HereForCulture and spread some dancing joy.

We are releasing a series of 15 FREE pre-recorded inclusive dance videos, aimed at promoting older people’s positive health and wellbeing that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Our dance videos are aimed at those aged 55+ and are perfect for:

  • People wanting to try dance for the first time.
  • People who have danced before but just want to add some fun into their day
  • People with disabilities.
  • Settings for older people.
  • Organisations or charities with a network of older people.

Each session is either a warm-up and a routine or a routine and a cool down with classics from; Barrett Strong, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Tom Jones, T.Rex. Nora Aunor, The Drifters, Baccara, Sam Cooke, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Bucks Fizz, Otis Redding, Gerry & the Pacemaker and, Simon & Garfunkel. We hope that our videos will uplift and inspire you bringing some dancing joy to your day.

To receive the videos

The videos are completely free, all you need to do to receive them is visit: https://paradanceukhappydancevideos.eventbrite.co.uk click Register and fill out our short form. A confirmation email will then be sent to your inbox with all of the confirmation links to the videos that you can copy and paste into your browser to get you dancing.

Zoom Sessions

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Harrow Arts Centre 

Are you local to Harrow, Middlesex? Want to dance? 

It will enable families with children who have disabilities to take part in a weekly social and freestyle mixed dance class, right from the comfort of your home. These dance workshops are suitable for individuals that have mobility aids.

To Sign Up to Harrow Arts Centre Sessions

Children in Need After School Club

Keep your kids smiling after school with our fun, FREE, creative and inclusive after-school dance club for children with physical or mental disabilities and/or special education needs in the Hertfordshire area.

Thanks to funding from Children in Need our after-school club is completely free to sign up to. It will be launched on w/c 22nd February 2021 and continue for the next five weeks on the following days.

 Groups

Date/Time

Duration

Primary (5 – 11 years)

Tuesday (16:15 – 17:00)

45 minutes

Secondary (12 – 16 years)

Wednesday (16:30 – 17:15)

45 minutes

Young Adults (17 – 24 years)

Wednesday (17.30 – 18:30)

60 minutes

The sessions will be full of fun filled dance moves to help improve physical development, enhance learning skills and most importantly provide a safe environment (virtually) for the children to have some fun!

Our dance teacher Selina is fabulously friendly, great with children and passionate about dance

Each week we will be learning groovy moves to create exciting dynamic routines, covering a wide variety of styles and popular tunes on our weekly journey. We will learn something new every week as well as polish and perfect routines we have already learnt to get show ready!!!

Let’s do this!

How to book

To book a place for your child please fill out the attached parental consent form and send back to Selina Johnson our Children’s Officer at Para Dance UK at selina@paradance.org.uk Selina will then get in touch with you with the next steps.

*Please note spaces for our after-school club are limited to 15 children for each class. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so get in touch with us now so you don’t miss out! We will be running another after school club after the Easter break with details to follow.

Affiliated Instructor Sessions

Para Dance UK Affiliated Instructors Remote Activity 

Below you can see details of sessions being run by our affiliated instructors. 

Free-Wheelin!