After successfully growing a calendar of open classes and care home classes using her cousins methodology under the banner of Dance for Health, in 2016 Gwen decided it was time to grow.
She connected with like-minded professionals, registered as a charity organisation, appointed a board, expanded the vision and the Dance Health Alliance was born.
The Dance Health Alliance have created a teacher training program specifically for the Australian market, with support from Andrew Greenwood. These programs support allied health professionals, experienced dancers and facilities implement a research-based, effective, proven, innovative way for people to stay active, strong, agile, inspired, connected and creative. Focusing on the person rather than the illness the Dance Health Alliance was founded to start the world dancing to prevent disease and support the search for cures.
Our areas of support, research, and focus are aimed at people at any stage of the diseases listed, allied health professionals wanting innovative and current add-ons to support their work, and organisations and foundations who support Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Arthritis. The Dance Health Alliance™ provides a certified training and education program, an ambassadors system, ongoing CPD opportunities and yearly subscription services.
- Reduces anxiety, isolation and the incidence of falls.
- Reinvigorates individuals and environments.
- Creates an atmosphere of fun and builds social connections.
- Engages and trains staff, leading to better retention of staff.
- Allows family members to be involved in creative rehabilitation and treatment.