Dance for Older Adults

Dance for Older Adults

This workshop explores the intricacies of the aging/moving body and looks for ways for movement teachers to adjust to their classes to the needs of this particular population. We will look at some common age-related physical limitations such as spinal deformations, low bone density, and balance issues and examine possible adaptations to dance and movement classes. Furthermore, we will look at strategies to make the classes relatable and enjoyable this generation by using music/dances they are familiar with and warming up with daily pedestrian movements already present in their bodies.

This workshop can be done in-person or online. It lasts 2 hours but can be longer by request to get a more in-depth overview of the topic. The in-person version of this seminar is part participatory, part lecture-based so the students should be ready to move.


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