Dance CPD Training

Leading Dance for Older People - A CPD training day

  • When: Sunday 8th March
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Venue: Hype Dance, 60 Upper Allen St, Sheffield, S3 7GL

If dance classes for older learners are to be inclusive, it is imperative that dance teachers are able to cater for the needs of learners who may otherwise not take part in dance classes because of on-going neurological conditions.

Led by Andrea Haley, this is a one day training course on facilitating dance with older people including those with limited mobility and / or dementia and is suitable for Dance Artists, Students of Dance or Creative Arts, Activity Co-ordinators, Care Staff and volunteers in dementia services. You don’t need to be a dancer to gain valuable insights and experience from this CPD day that will give you the confidence to lead a dance/movement session with older people..


The training will include;

  • How to structure a dance session
  • Models of delivery
  • Explore and discuss appropriate content, class management, music and resources.
  • Take away dance tasks to add to your repertoire

  • Equip participants with the knowledge, understanding and skills to create stimulating and inclusive dance experiences for older learners with a range of neurological conditions.
  • Gain an understanding of how neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia should not be barriers to participation in dance.

Andrea Haley is a Dance Practitioner who specialises in facilitating dance with older people with limited mobility and/or dementia. She has delivered dance projects on both a national and local level.

Andrea is the Lead Dance Artist at Derby Royal Hospital where she delivers a dance programme across the older adult rehabilitation wards, head injury and end of life. She has delivered training days for a number of organisations including, Derbyshire NHS, York NHS, Nottingham City Arts and as part of the dance degree programme at the University of Derby.

She is also the Lead Dance Artist for the national Dance To Health programme Yorkshire and is a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist.

The training day was both informative and fun giving plenty of advice as well as practical tasks. It opened my eyes to the range of possibilities available to practitioners who work with older people.

Isobel Walker, previous course attendee

The course costs £65 for the day or if you book and pay before 7th February the course costs just £55 - to book your place or for further information please get in touch.

Hype Dance Company, Leading Dance for Older People - A CPD Workshop
Hype Dance Company, Leading Dance for Older People - A CPD Workshop


  • Hype Dance Company Logo
    Hype Dance, 31st October 2019, 13:27

    Places are limited so make sure to book your place early - you'll not only reserve your spot but will also save ~20% on the price of the training day if you book and pay before Saturday 7th February 2020!