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Dance for
Mental Wellbeing

by Dame Darcey Bussell & Dr Peter Lovatt

Dance for
Mental Wellbeing

by Dame Darcey Bussell & Dr Peter Lovatt

A new online dance programme

Dance for
Mental Wellbeing.

Welcome to the MOVE ASSURE Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme by Dame Darcey Bussell and Dr Peter Lovatt

new online
Dance Program.

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Darcey at Morely College

The Mover

Dame
Darcey Bussell.

Dame Darcey Bussell is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet and one of the most famous British dancers of her generation. Her extensive broadcast work includes appearing as a judge on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and “Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness”.

Darcey is the creator of Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) a full body aerobic workout based on a wide range of different dance styles with easy to follow steps. 

Darcey at Morely College

The Mover

Dame
Darcey Bussell.

Dame Darcey Bussell is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet and one of the most famous British dancers of her generation. Her extensive broadcast work includes appearing as a judge on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and “Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness”.

Darcey is the creator of Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) a full body aerobic workout based on a wide range of different dance styles with easy to follow steps. 

When Darcey met Peter

Darcey and Peter met filming the BBC TV documentary “Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness”.

They soon discovered a shared passion for using dance to enhance people’s mental wellbeing.

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The Scientist

Dr
Peter Lovatt.

Dr Peter Lovatt has spent the last 25 years teaching at universities and carrying out research in Psychology, movement and dance. Peter’s academic and teaching career extends from Cambridge University to the Royal Ballet School.

Peter is the author of The Dance Cure: The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier. He has authored academic papers on thinking, learning, problem-solving, memory, Parkinson’s disease, dance, rhythm and timing. Peter is the co-founder of Movement in Practice.

The Scientist

Dr
Peter Lovatt.

Dr Peter Lovatt has spent the last 25 years teaching at universities and carrying out research in Psychology, movement and dance. Peter’s academic and teaching career extends from Cambridge University to the Royal Ballet School.

Peter is the author of The Dance Cure: The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier. He has authored academic papers on thinking, learning, problem-solving, memory, Parkinson’s disease, dance, rhythm and timing. Peter is the co-founder of Movement in Practice.

Our online Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme can be enjoyed by everyone, anytime, everywhere.

We have created a Dance for Wellbeing Programme which we’re sure you’ll love.

It has Groovy Features to keep you moving. It has Engaging Features to help with learning, and it has Insightful Features to keep it grounded in science.

Designed with theory in mind

Insightful
Features

01.

based on step approach to wellbeing

STEP stands for Social, Thinking, Emotion and Physical – and is the link between movement and wellbeing.

02.

exercise referral programme

Can be used to promote physical activity for people who are physically inactive.

03.

"did you know? insights

Darcey and Peter riff on a range of topics based around “Did you know, that movement is brilliant for…?”

We have created a Dance for Wellbeing Programme which we’re sure you’ll love.

Groovy
Features

04.

60 UNIQUE ONLINE SESSIONS

60 sessions (recommended 3 sessions per week for 20 weeks) 

05.

VARIETY OF DANCE STYLES

Variety is the spice of life. Based on 17 diverse dance styles from DDMIX

06.

original music

Wonderfully groovy music to help you feel the urge to move.

It's packed full of pedagogical principals for easy learning

Engaging
Features

07.

Graded - optimised for learning & memory

Our programme starts at a steady pace and it builds across the 60 sessions.

08.

Learn - then dance along

You learn each dance in each of three sessions. As we progress, we’ll dance each dance without instruction.

09.

15-25 MINUTES PER SESSION

Short enough to fit into your day – we believe in KISS – Keep It Short and Simple.

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