Dance Well | Evaluation of Royal London Hospital workshops

Dance Well, Royal London Hospital

Dance Well, Akademi’s community participation project, has published an evaluation of a series of 8-weekly Dance Well Workshops at the Royal London Hospital from June-August 2017

This evaluation provides an overview of the Dance Well workshops at the Royal London Hospital for Older People’s Services, including observational evidence as well as feedback from staff of the Royal London Hospital

“The sessions appeared to have a positive impact on patients’ happiness and mood levels and encouraged them to have confidence in their movement whilst providing a distraction from their condition and hospital setting. The workshops appeared to have a positive overall impact on the room and all those who participated. Patients seemed engaged and the dance actions accompanied with various types of music encouraged them to reminisce and enjoy the workshops. 95% of patients stated when asked that they would be happy to return for the following sessions.”

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

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