EDNA: Energise Dance Nourish Art

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De'ath S, Napleton L, Redding E, Skingley A, Vella-Burrows T, Wilson L

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The aim of the pilot project was to evaluate the benefits to health and wellbeing of dance and arts activities that were stimulating and developed for and with older people in Medway and Gravesend. Both physiological and psychosocial areas of health and wellbeing were assessed via pre-test and post-tests plus interviews. Results showed improved shoulder mobility and improvements in posture and balance. This demonstrates the potential for improvements in wellbeing for older people thought dance.

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Dance

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Skingley, A., De'Ath, S., Napleton, L., Redding, E., Wilson, L., & Vella-Burrows, T. (2014). EDNA: Energise Dance Nourish Art. London: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dancy & partners.