Dancing with Arthritis is firstly a dance or movement class that I have developed as my response to finding it difficult to take part in dance classes due to arthritis.
Physical tiredness, stiffness and pain developing in the joints when moving for an hour or an hour and a half continuously can be exhausting. For me another problem is mental concern about being unable to do certain moves. This leads me to lose confidence in myself and to have a fear around attending class knowing that I am less able than others. These concerns mean that dancing no longer lifts my Spirit as it used to.
Can you still be expressive in movement when you have joints that don’t flow with ease and flexibility?
YES! It simply has to be a different dance!
Dance allows your body to express itself beyond boundaries! Tell your story through movement!
I wanted to develop a class for people who suffer from arthritis and other joint issues who perhaps also feel as I do about a regular class. This session is not a technique class. It is about what you can do! Bring your courage, creativity and imagination to connect your body, mind and spirit in a graceful dance. I have always felt that music and dance help open the connection between body, mind and spirit taking us beyond physical limitations and it now time for me to put walk my talk, or dance my dance! Come and join me in my ‘ Different Dance’ and connect with others in a safe welcoming inclusive space. Feel the joy of moving on a sensory level not as physiotherapy, but as telling your story, whatever that may be, in your own ‘ Different Dance’. It means having courage and believing you can dance!
You don’t need any training or have any skill. You just have to be willing to step a little out of your comfort zone and then you will feel the shift from stiffness to ease and freedom of expressive expansion. The sessions are for anyone who feels a calling to dance, to tell their unique story and find a deeper connection between body mind and spirit. Contact email for further information.
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Dancing with Life is Moving with the Flow of our Experiences