the national conference on dance and dementia


Spiral Dance

Spiral Dance is a community dance company based in Rochdale. Over the past four years we have worked with many older people’s groups in the boroughs of Rochdale, as part of a Big Lottery funded project, including sheltered accommodation, hospitals and care homes, delivering creative movement and dance sessions to stimulate people and help improve health and wellbeing.

I am attaching information about a CPD training day that Spiral Dance can deliver for those working with older people, activities coordinators and dance artists in creative and health care settings. The full day covers a vast array of dance activities developed over the 3 years of the Big Lottery funded Everybody Dances - Creative Movement and Dance with Over 50’s project . The dance activities are not only designed to get people moving and active and improve physical well being but also encourages socialisation, reminiscing and creativity.

The documentation gives prices for any organisations wanting to host a day. The training day consists of over 6 hours of delivery and is delivered in a practical way. Participants will also receive a manual with an outline of dance ideas and resource information.

I have also attaches a flier for costs of sessions that we deliver to older people groups and also a document with responses from some of our participants to the dance sessions.

Spiral Dance will also be hosting the training day in the near future. The cost per individual is £60. Please contact Spiral Dance about further information.



Margaret Greenwood
Spiral Dance
Older People Project Coordinator

01706 644433

Spiral Dance
Jape One Business Centre,
Dell Road,
OL12 6BZ

Paintings by
Noelle Williamson
of Bisakha Sarker and Diane Amans rehearsing their piece for this conference.

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