Let’s Dance! How dance improves physical and mental health: A briefing for the Cross-Party Group on Arts and Health


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
NHS Federation

Year of Publication:
2019

Publisher(s):
Welsh NHS Federation

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This briefing by the Welsh NHS Federation provides an overview of how arts and health practitioners across Wales are supporting people of all ages and abilities to realise the benefits of dance.
The shift away from traditional, hospital-centred models of care, as called for in A Healthier Wales, means that the time is right to realise the benefits that innovative dance initiatives can have on people’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Wales is well-placed to make the most of the health and wellbeing benefits that dance can provide.
National Dance Company Wales, Ballet Cymru, The National Youth Dance of Wales, Dance Wales UK, Jukebox Collective and the vibrant network of community dance organisations across Wales provide an excellent platform to increase engagement between local dance activities and the Welsh population, and as our knowledge of the sector grows, the NHS can be a key partner as well.



Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Dance

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

The Welsh NHS Federation. (2019). Let’s Dance! How dance improves physical and mental health: A briefing for the Cross-Party Group on Arts and Health. The NHS Federation.