DANCE for WELLBEING

Welcome to the MOVE ASSURE

Dance for Wellbeing Programme

by Dame Darcey Bussell and Dr Peter Lovatt

Dance for Wellbeing Programme

By Dame Darcey Busell and Dr Peter Lovatt
£ 4
99
Monthly
  • 60 unique online sessions
  • Variety of dance styles
  • 17-30 minutes per session
  • Graded - Optimised for learning and memory
  • Learn and dance
  • Based on STEP approach to wellbeing
  • Original music
  • Perfect ERP (Exercise Referral Programme)
  • Lots of "Did you know?" insights

Move Assure Features

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

60 unique online sessions

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

WHY? NICE guidelines for exercise referral programmes (ERPs) suggest that the most effective ERPs involve getting active multiple times across the week and continuing with physical activities regularly for a long period of time (20 weeks).

variety of dance styles

We know that dancing contributes to improved health, social engagement, a change in thinking, together with improved physical and emotional wellbeing. However, these benefits don’t all come from one single form of dance and movement (such as ballet or bangra). We know, from research evidence, that different styles of movement and dance contribute to different improvements in a person’s life. That is why Move Assure is based on a variety of different dance and movement styles, so that people can experience the full range of benefits – for optimum wellbeing.

17-30 minutes per session

Each session lasts between 16 minutes and 30 minutes. They get longer as the programme goes on

WHY? Short enough to fit into your day

Recommended = 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Doing this 3 times per week = just over half your recommended weekly activity – allowing the Move Assure Dance for Wellbeing Programme to be a part of (not all of) your overall activity portfolio – variety is important to keep you motivated.

Graded Approach

Starts easy and builds across the 60 sessions

WHY? Optimised for learning and memory

Learn and dance

WHAT? You learn each dance in each of three sessions. Towards the end of the programme we’ll dance each dance without instruction.

WHY? This technique recognises how people learn. Combining supportive learning with independent practice.

step approach

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

WHY? We have looked at each dance from a social, thinking, emotional and physical (STEP) perspective. Each of the 17 Move Assure dances has been considered in terms of their STEP benefits. Understanding how each dance is linked to a particular aspect of wellbeing helps users to contextualise each dance which improves motivation and goal-setting.

original music

WHAT? Original music created specifically for each of the dances

WHY? great for Sensori-motor coordination – builds a sense of familiarity – one cues the other.

exercise referral programme

WHAT? Define – can be used as part of a workplace wellbeing programme

            GP referral

            Social prescribing

            Etc.

"Did you know?" insights

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

Dance for Wellbeing Programme

By Dame Darcey Busell and Dr Peter Lovatt
£ 4
99
Monthly
  • 60 unique online sessions
  • Variety of dance styles
  • 17-30 minutes per session
  • Graded - Optimised for learning and memory
  • Learn and dance
  • Based on STEP approach to wellbeing
  • Original music
  • Perfect ERP (Exercise Referral Programme)
  • Lots of "Did you know?" insights