Vital Arts

Akademi at Chelsea and Westminster Hopsital

Akademi Dance Well

Dance Well provides regular opportunities for adults to attend dance and movement sessions, partnering with charity organisations, care homes, day centres and hospitals, as well as community learning and education providers.

The project focuses on three main areas:

• Those living with dementia
• Older adults with little physical activity and who may be isolated in the community
• Those living with poor long term heart and lung health.

Professional South Asian dancers are trained by Akademi to work with older adults from these specific areas, and the workshops are customised and made fully inclusive and accessible to all mobilities and abilities.

Akademi’s Dance Well Project took place at The Royal London Hospital in June 2017.  Working closely with the Occupational Therapy Team the dance sessions were led by Katak (South Asian dance) dancer Jesal Patel, for older adults at The Royal London Hospital.

Download the DANCE WELL REPORT for an evaluation of the 8-weekly Dance Well Workshops at the Royal London Hospital from June to August 2017

Dance Well is Akademi’s 3-year community participation project funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.