Founded in 2017, Dance4Wellbeing are one of Australia's most innovative dance and movement providers for over 55s in delivering programs across the Arts & Health sectors.
"Following a long career in performing arts and teaching, I've devised programs and training for over 55s which are inclusive, artistic, and easily accessible.
Recent scientific research has highlighted the fact that dance provides excellent results as we get older, by offering a mind and body workout in a socially stimulating & joyful way. '
Dance4Wellbeing founder, Jessica Conneely
Dance4Wellbeing is perfectly placed to support people combat the sedentary lifestyle that many experience.
Jessica is a highly experienced facilitator presently leading and delivering an Innovative accredited government training in partnership with TAFE NSW & Hunter New England Health.
We provide COVID-19 safe classes available in person and online via Zoom in 2021.
Offering inclusive dance & movement programs for adults, mature age and people living with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. Movement & Dance sessions in Aged Care organisations & community. All classes engage movement for improved quality of life by providing physical, cognitive, and social benefits.
No dance experience required!
IN PERSON CLASSES 2021
Lake Macquarie Over 55s Program – Dance for Parkinson’s (Newcastle) & Moving Well Mobility -Warners Bay & Rathmines Theatres
- To book Lake Macquarie Over 55s Program, please call: 49210400
Dance4Wellbeing in Aged Care (NSW)
EVERYbody Move - Blended abilities Community & Aged Care
Introductory Training & Workshops (across Australia)
Online community classes - Mondays 9.30- 10.30am General session for older people 60+ Simple enjoyable seated dance!
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The Coordination, exercise, doing something different each week and meeting new friends is rewarding.
Challenging, great for both sides of brain working and lifting the mood.
The empathy & compassion shown by others is appreciated as we all experience similar ailments .We enjoy it and have fun in the classes together.
We find it lifts the spirits and is a warm & welcoming class. The music, the movement & camaraderie of the group makes for a wonderful experience. It’s fun & uplifting
Brian & Kay
It’s very friendly. It’s only my second class, but I feel it will improve my movements and mobility
I found the training course so helpful and creative. I know my clients are going love this new idea of incorporating movement into their lifestyle routine
Tamworth course participant
Thank you for a great training course, I learnt a lot throughout the day and have been able to use some exercises we did during the course, my participants have loved them!
An inspiring and informative workshop. I am looking forward to finding out more on how to become more involved in working in this sector, you have provided so much for us!
Dance offers much more than exercise, it provides numerous health benefits throughout our lives, improving our physical, cognitive and emotional being boosting our quality of life.
Dance improves posture, stamina, agility and flexibility, strengthening the body’s core muscles.
Dance is first and foremost a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to body.
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