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The transformative power of dance

Posted on: February 17 2017

sadlers-wells.jpgHello, Back in 2016, I attended a really interesting event hosted by Andrew Greenwood at Sadler’s Wells. For those of you who know me, I am by no means a ballet dancer, but I was really pleased to be invited along to learn how dance can still be accessible to people with physical or cognitive impairments.

In 2012, Andrew cofounded the organisation Dance for Health and created education programs specialised for people with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. His main aim is to communicate to wider society and especially to the medical world that dance can be a source of health and wellbeing.

Not only did I meet some amazing dance practitioners who all wanted to ensure people affected by multiple sclerosis could participate in dance, but I also got to take part myself!

andrew.jpgNow, Andrew is offering a two day introduction workshop for dancers and movement practitioners, which will be held in Scotland this March. You can find out more on the Switch2Move website now.

For those of you who enjoy dancing, I would love to know what your experiences are. Do you think dancing can improve your wellbeing? Do you know of a great dance class near you that is inclusive?

If so, do get in touch by emailing me,

Best wishes, and happy dancing!

Laura May

Take off your specialist hat and put on your dancing shoes...

Posted on: November 07 2016

danceandcreative-round.pngHi everyone,

You may remember the article MS-UK did about the European Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation in New Pathways magazine back in the Summer. Well, the Netherlands success story is now coming to the UK!

‘Take off your specialist hat and put on your dancing shoes’. That’s the invitation for a two day sharing that will be held at Friday 02 December (Sadler’s Wells) and Saturday 03 December (Rambert).

Health professionals, including those who support people affected by multiple sclerosis, are invited to attend and discover different perspectives on dance for creative wellness from the UK and across Europe. The workshops promise to give inspiration for therapists, practitioners, carers, health care providers as well as dancers, teachers and those interested in integrating dance and creativity in well being and preventative health practice.

Presented by Sadler’s Wells and Rambert in partnership with the European Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation, tickets are now on sale and available from £ 55.

MS-UK will be popping along too, so hopefully see some of you there!

Best wishes,

Andrew Greenwood

Director, Dance & Creative Wellness

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