Welcome to Move-Assure our Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme, created and presented by Dame Darcey Bussell and Dr Peter Lovatt.
Dance is fantastic for mental wellbeing, scientific research shows that it helps to build confidence, improves relationships, and our thinking skills.
Dancing also lifts people’s mood and, of course, it improves physical wellbeing too.
In our Dance for Mental Wellbeing programme, each of our 60 sessions is about 20 minutes long – long enough to help you feel great, and short enough to fit into your day.
We recommend that you do three sessions per week and that you keep dancing with us for 20 weeks.
This is a graded dance for wellbeing programme, which means that at the beginning we’ll teach you some new dances and then, as the programme progresses and you’ve learnt the routines, we’ll jump straight in and get groovy.
In total you’ll learn 17 dances, which have been inspired by different cultures and styles of movement - we’re not experts in every style and we hope you enjoy their flavour.
Our Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing sessions are available on-line – which means you can do them anytime, anywhere.
Did you know, that at the end of each session, Darcey and Peter chat about the links between science and dancing – in a feature we’ve called ‘Did you know?’.
The programme also includes 20 weekly wellbeing tips, to help support your mental wellbeing, a mental wellbeing quiz and some nuggets of science in The Science Bit.
Our Move-Assure Team consists of Darcey Bussell who has created the dances and music, Lindsey Lovatt, who created the mental wellbeing content and Peter Lovatt who provides the scientific evidence-base.
We are so grateful for the support of a team of expert mental health clinicians, focus-group members and experts by experience who have helped us develop this great programme.
Our Dance for Mental Wellbeing programme is for anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing through movement and dance.
So join us today, in our Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme.