WHAT WE OFFERDance for Adults

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From 0 to over 100, we have an inclusive approach to dance

Dance has a very positive impact on all adult’s health and well being. We work with people of all ages including older adults living in care homes.

Active Armchairs (our programme of seated dance), One to One (movement and play) and Social Dance Companies (dance groups for fun and fitness) are all available exclusively at The Right Step. We offer Chair Based Exercise (CBE), Circle Dance, Zumba Gold, Clubbercise and other licenced dance styles with specially trained TRS Teachers. We also offer Intergenerational dance and dance for events.

Our sessions are inclusive and can be provided for all types of settings including residential homes, retirement or care homes and day centres. We specialise in low impact and seated exercise and dance for adults and older as adults as well as dance for fitness.

Our adult dance lessons have featured on the BBC multiple times (view one documentary here), in various newspapers, and as part of events across Kent and Medway. We work with large charities such as Age UK and Kent Association for the Blind as well as individual care homes.

We are a reliable, hardworking and happy team who are here to help you provide dance for the people you work with.

Contact us now for a taster session.

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Active Armchairs

With the emphasis on enjoyment, participants have fun and relax whilst benefitting physically and mentally from the dancing, music and games. Active Armchairs is the most versitile of all our lessons and is most beneficial on a regular basis.

– Scientifically proven benefits (Read about the Enhance Project)
– Meaningful Activity
– Seated Dance, low impact, inclusive
– Creativity, choice and conversation are central elements
– Adapted for each individual, organisation and group’s needs
– Most beneficial on a regular basis
– Featured on the BBC
– Our most popular dance style

TRS Teachers are specially trained to become Active Armchairs Facilitators and all have current Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) training and are Dementia Friends.

Enhance was a scientific study into the benefits of Active Armchairs conducted with The University of Kent and published in 2020.

“Well being is very important to us all, at Barton court we try and personalise activities as much as we can to the individual. Active Armchairs is suitable for all abilities to join in. For some this may be just observing, but still feeling part of the event as joining in with the music. Everyone knows how important music is to people living with dementia, so this has been a key part as well.”

Elaine, Activities Co-ordinator
Barton Court Care Home Ltd.
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“She doesn’t usually like to join in activities so it’s just brilliant to see her dancing with the scarf.”

Carer
Winchester House
One to One

Movement play for those who are unable to leave their room. They prevent lonliness and encourage movement. The varied sessions could include sensory elements, conversation and music.

The Active Armchairs Facilitators receive additional training to deliver One to One. The facilitator visits four residents in an hour and is joined by a staff member who knows the residents well.

– Meaningful activity
– Facilitators adapt in the moment
– Varied elements make this a personalised session
– “Watch the magic happen”

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Social Dance

For groups that already meet regularly or we can create a group for you. Often run at retirement homes or in sheltered housing, social dance groups evolve with the group so they come in many forms including with a fitness focus, performance, or of a certain dance style.

– Standing, seated or a combination of both
– Low impact dance
– For fun and fitness
– Combats loneliness

Active Armchairs Facilitators receive additional training to provide these sessions and, the sessions can also include elements of dance styles such as Zumba Gold, Circle Dance and Clubbercise

“This afternoon I attended a class run by The Right Step Dance Company. Hopefully to help our bodies cope with age related aches and pains using music and movement. It was very enjoyable, relaxing and good fun and I shall certainly be attending the next session.”

Dorothy (Doff), Resident Participant
Montgomery Court
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“The Right Step Dance Company deliver stimulating and uplifting sessions to our clients. They bring a smile to the most vulnerable people living in our care, the BBC programme highlights this perfectly. Thank you for all you do and being part of our service users lives.

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Hale Place Care Solutions
And More

We love a challenge so please get in touch to see if we can help with your dance idea. Here are some more things we have on offer.

– Outdoor dance and fitness sessions
– Chair Based Exercise (Later Life Training Qualified)
– Circle Dance (Traditional Folk Dance, developed for people living with dementia)
– Intergenerational Dance Events
– Fundraising Events
– Performance Projects (6 weeks to perform)

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Trust Us

As well as our past experience and high standard of training (degree or equivalent as minimum), we are always keeping up to date and looking forward.

The TRS Teachers regularly take part in Continued Professional Development (CPD) and all have a current DBS checks and relevant insurance. We are GDPR compliant and have extensive and well written policy and procedure documents to work alongside those at the organisations we visit.

Active Armchairs Facilitators receive additional training and all have current Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) training and are Dementia Friends.

A scientific study into the benefits of Active Armchairs conducted with The University of Kent and published in 2020. The project was called Enhance.
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