Dance is inclusive – there no targets, and no failures.
Dance has many positive social aspects that help to overcome feelings of social isolation and depression.
Dance is a good source of aerobic exercise and a well-designed dance session can also provide low-level resistance exercise.
Dance has physical health benefits including improvements in balance, strength and gait, which help reduce the risk of falls.
Dance has been shown to be beneficial in the direct treatment of a number of conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and depression.
Taking part in dancing has been shown to reduce the chances of getting dementia by 76%.
Taking part in dance also improves the mental health of older people including reaction times and cognitive performance.