'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 and joyful way.
After working in the Arts and Education sectors for many years, Dance 4 Wellbeing is perfectly placed to support people combat the sedentary lifestyle that many experience as they age. '
We offer inclusive dance & movement programs for adults, mature aged, people living with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia in Aged Care organisations.
All classes engage movement for improved quality of life by providing physical, cognitive and social benefits.
No dance experience required!
Dance for Parkinson’s (Lake Macquarie & in the Hunter)
Dance 4 Wellbeing in Aged Care (Sydney & in the Hunter)
Introductory Training & Workshops (across Australia)
Moving Well Over 55s (General Wellbeing 4 over 50s)
Barre & Move (For Women)
Contact us below to express your interest
Dance 4 Wellbeing founder, Jessica Conneely works across the Arts & Health sectors. In 2017, she piloted and opened the Newcastle Dance for Parkinson's classes and represents Dance for Parkinson’s in the Hunter. Jess is a recent recipient of a Create NSW Innovating Dance Practice grant and will be travelling to Europe in 2018 to further her research and study best practice.
Beginning her dance career in Newcastle, Jess received an international Ballet scholarship to train in France. She performed for a number of years in Europe and received ongoing coaching from many leading company directors and choreographers. Upon her return to Australia, Jess continued performing professionally, while completing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Dist).
In recent years, Jess has moved into the tertiary sector teaching and training Bachelor and Diploma students. In 2015, wrote the foundation levels of contemporary dance for the Australian Dance Institute’s ADV syllabus & in 2016
completed The Arts and Dementia care course from University of Tasmania.
Jessica is presently teaching introductory courses in Leading Dance for Wellbeing at TAFE NSW.
Coordination, exercise, doing something different each week and meeting new friends.
Teacher is a very happy person & great with participants.
Challenging, great for both sides of brain working and lifting the mood.
Empathy & compassion shown by others is appreciated as we all experience similar ailments is appreciated while we have fun experiences together.
I find it lifts the spirits, warm & welcoming experience. 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.
If Marion is happy, then I’m happy! The class makes Marion happy!
Channel 9 News feature on Dance 4 Wellbeing Dance & Movement Classes in Newcastle
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MOB: 0419 449 578
TUESDAY 11am-12 Midday ( Dance for PD)
1.30-2.30pm Over 55s Moving well
WEDNESDAY Aged Care Sessions- Sydney
THURSDAY 11.30am -12.30pm ( Dance for PD)
Aged Care Sessions - Newcastle
FRIDAY - Training Courses
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