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Circle Dance in Dementia - Wolverhampton

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company

Monday, 16 September 2019 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

Circle Dance in Dementia - Wolverhampton

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Circle Dance in Dementia - Wolverhampton 16 Sep 2019 £75.00 £0.00

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Come and discover the potential of Circle Dancing when working with people with memory loss, and learn the skills to provide an activity with therapeutic benefits for people with dementia.

Circle Dance Training Aims:

  • To provide the practicalities and skills to set up and run circle dance sessions
  • To familiarise learners with the dance formats - both standing and seated - and music used for circle dance
  • To be aware of understanding how dementia feels 
  • To learn how circle dance can enhance reminiscence work, relationships, and link to a range of cultures
  • To provide ways of monitoring dance sessions
  • To demonstrate that circle dance can provide outer enjoyment and inner well-being

By the end of this training day participants will be able to:

  • Plan and provide circle dance sessions for people living with dementia (and their carers)
  • Enhance users' well-being by providing them with an activity which encourages connection with others
  • Recognise the scope for linking with reminiscence and cultural engagement 
  • Reflect upon the importance of group-work skills, use of music, observation and monitoring, sharing of project work within the workplace,
  • Demonstrate their understanding of legalities of using recorded music in care settings

Delegates will receive 20 digital tracks of specially selected Circle Dance music suitable for standing and seated dance. Also included is a full handout pack containing dance notes and choreography, to accompany the music. (We are able to provide the music on a CD, if required, at a cost of £10, which includes postage and packing).

Training Style/Approach

The day is a mixture of taught content, experiential and creative learning, delivered in a relaxed way.

Trainer: Liv McLennan

After a music degree and time as an army musician, Liv worked for various charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society, developing projects mainly based around peer support and groupwork.

Liv then completed the renowned Certificate in Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmith’s College, and has been self-employed as a community musician, working with different groups. The main areas she specialises in are Early Years, Community Choirs and people with dementia. She works with various organisations, including Westminster Arts, Age Exchange and Alzheimer’s Society delivering music, movement, reminiscence and cross-arts projects. She is also a trainer in these areas and has run training sessions for community musicians and care workers in how to incorporate these techniques into their work.

Liv plays the cello, highland bagpipes and saxophone, and dabbles in ukulele and kantele! In her spare time, she enjoys Circle Dancing and learning Appalachian Clog Dancing. She is also on the board of trustees for Sound Sense, the Professional Association for Community Musicians.

Do you have questions about Circle Dance in Dementia - Wolverhampton? Contact Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company

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Linden House
211 Tettenhall road
WV6 0DD Wolverhampton
United Kingdom

Monday, 16 September 2019 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company


Encouraging learning and togetherness in dementia care

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.

Learning with specialists in Dementia

Our trainers are experienced specialists with a passion to improve life for people with dementia. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities. We are committed to involving people with dementia and family carers in designing, developing and delivering our courses to allow participants to learn from real-life lived experiences.

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