Dance Health Alliance™ invites you to be a part of our exciting movement program. No dance experience necessary – inclusive to all ages and levels of mobility!

Dance Health Alliance™ offers four dance-based programs to individuals within the community, independent living communities, care homes, high care facilities, and community centres; DanceWell, DanceWise, DanceMoves, and StretchWise. Our programs are individually designed to target differing needs including (but not limited to) movement restriction, cognitive conditions, rehabilitation, and mental health. 

Dance Health Alliance™ is proud to offer a certified teaching faculty who facilitate classes across NSW and QLD. We also train carers, therapists, medical and other allied health care professionals in our DanceWise™ program, in order for them to incorporate our programs into their own practices or facilities Australia wide. 

We invite you to join the Dance Health Alliance™ community and find your Freedom Through Movement. 

DanceWise Care Home Classes

1 hour – Prices Vary.

Classes are available throughout Australia. Please contact us for pricing, contract terms and requirements.

Dance Health Alliance™ through the Dancewise™ program helps aged services to meet the following Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Accreditation Previous Standards & NEW Aged Care Quality Standards.

The quality standards are made up of eight individual standards:

  • Consumer dignity and choice
  • Ongoing assessment and planning with consumers
  • Personal care and clinical care
  • Services and supports for daily living
  • Organisation’s service environment
  • Feedback and complaints
  • Human resources
  • Organisational governance.

The Dance Health Alliance meets the following individual standards:

Standard 3 – Personal Care and Clinical Care

“Each consumer gets safe and effective personal care, clinical care, or both personal care and clinical care, that:

(i) Is best practice; and

(ii) tailored to their needs; and

(iii) optimises their health and well-being.”

Standard 4 – Services and Supports for daily living

  1. “Each consumer gets safe and effective services and supports for daily living that meet the consumer’s needs, goals and preferences and optimise their independence, health, well-being and quality of life.”

2.3 Education and staff development
Management and staff have appropriate knowledge and skills to perform their roles effectively.

2.6 Other health and related services
Care recipients are referred to appropriate health specialists in accordance with the care recipient’s needs and preferences.

2.8 Pain management
All care recipients are as free as possible from pain.

2.13 Behavioural management
The needs of care recipients with challenging behaviours are managed effectively.

2.14 Mobility, dexterity and rehabilitation
Optimum levels of mobility and dexterity are achieved for all care recipients.

2.16 Sensory loss
Care recipients’ sensory losses are identified and managed effectively.

Standard 3 Care Recipient Lifestyle
Principle: Care recipients retain their personal, civic, legal and consumer rights, and are assisted to achieve active control of their own lives within the residential care service and in the community.

3.1 Continuous improvement

3.2 Regulatory compliance

3.3 Emotional support

3.4 Independence

3.5 Leisure interests and activities

3.6 Cultural and spiritual life

3.7 Choice and decision-making

“The DanceWise program has been a huge hit both with our residents and staff. It has been proven to be both safe, fun and effective, with some residents and their allied health specialists reporting significant improvements in balance and coordination. It is also a great social opportunity and is currently one of our most popular programs. Staff too have really appreciated the training and additional skills and it has increased job satisfaction amongst our leisure and lifestyle teams. The fact that staff can be trained to run the program makes it sustainable and means for an organisation like Whiddon, that delivers services to regional, rural and remote areas, that we can offer this great program to all of our residents.”