An evaluation of the Elders' Dance Company pilot programme

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The Elders’ Dance Company contemporary dance pilot was funded by Northamptonshire Community Foundation and was for people aged 65 years and over. The dance organisation (Dancemind) who facilitated and organised the programme, worked in partnership with the local theatre (the Royal and Derngate), which was the venue for the weekly dance sessions. The sessions were for an hour each week with half an hour afterwards for refreshments. The researcher attended each weekly dance session in the capacity of a volunteer as well as researcher. Duties of the volunteer involved shadowing and supporting the session leaders over the 10 weeks, collecting and supporting monitoring of sessions, taking photos and videos for the dance organisation and setting up the room and helping with refreshments.
*N.B. The 10th week of the programme was not completed due to the implementation of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyNorthamptonshire Community Foundation
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2020


  • Dance
  • Elderly
  • Welbeing


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