Using storytelling and a toe-tapping music track, professional dancers teach a routine in under 40 minutes. Once the learning is over the dance floor erupts with shared fun and movement. Dancing together allows us to celebrate creativity, whether you’re a mover or viewer. MoveMe can be used either indoors or outside for 6 – 500+ people as either an independent event or happening within a wider programme. We work across three areas: Public Events, Community and Corporate.
We aren’t making this stuff up! There are countless studies that illustrate how while dancing you carry out a form of aerobic exercise, improving your circulation which in turn helps to prevent and manage high blood pressure and burn excess calories. Dance helps to maintain bone density and is recommended as an exercise by the International Osteoporosis Society.
Dancing can also contribute to prevention and management of heart disease (CVD), diabetes and obesity. It will improve your balance, your posture, coordination and it helps create a healthy muscle tone and a general alignment.
Apart from the physical benefits studies also show that dance has a positive effect and impact on mental health, particularly mood, depression, cognition and memory.
Why? Because while dancing you increase and let loose endorphins. These happy hormones relieve pain and stress. The MoveMe Buzz. It’s recommended by doctors that by attending physical activity your body regulates mood in a natural way.
Dancing has also been proven to improve cognition and memory. Scientists believe this is due to the rapid decision-making one does while dancing in conjunction with the combination of other brain functions including kinesthetic, rational, musical and emotional.
Even if you’re not used to dancing you can benefit as it creates new neural pathways. This is how the brain learns and develops, learning new skills that help to fight against forgetfulness.
Dance can create the feeling of relaxation and joy. In fact, dance has shown such positive results in cases of depression that it is often used as a form or therapy or meditation. Some studies indicate that dance can impact those at risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s and has been used as part of the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
During a MoveMe session you’re part of a group of people taking the challenge on together while being in social contact, whether it’s laughing with the process or figuring out moves. So, whether you are still young or starting to age, you can actively turn the experience of growing up or older into something beautiful by staying mentally strong and resilient whilst keeping a fit and healthy body.
Jeanette has almost 20 years experience in the performing arts and has worked with companies including the Young Vic, AMP (New Adventures) and Dance Umbrella.
Bert is a Belgian contemporary dancer, choreographer and movement director. He is also a founding member of Babakas UK theatre collective.
Orley is a freelance dancer and choreographer. She teaches Dance at Lewisham College alongside her own projects with the Hairy Heroines company.
Sarah is a freelance dancer and a yoga instructor.