FRONTLINEdance offers participatory sessions and performances in hospitals, Elderly Care, and other health care settings suitable for both in and out patients.

They are enjoyed by staff, visitors and patients, with each giving us high praise and informing us of positive outcomes. Our HEALTH work is making a positive difference and it comes as no surprise to us. We know from first-hand experience that dance has many health benefits and can support many conditions. Click here to find out more

Current Projects

FRONTLINEdance ‘In-residence’

@Haywood – a NHS community hospital in Stoke-on-Trent

Rachael Lines, our artistic director visits in and out patients on a weekly basis. Collaborating with nurses, consultants, physiotherapist and occupational therapists, Rachael delivers group and one to one sessions with a wide range of people, wards and clinics, such as Rheumatology , Elderly Care, Stroke, Parkinson’s, and Neurology.

Open sessions for hospital and non-hospital patients take place weekly in the gym: WEDS 2:30pm-3:30pm

The project is part funded by the Haywood Foundation who exists to support local people with arthritis and related conditions. Rachael will be working closely with the Foundation. Please contact us for more information.

 

Tours and Performances in Hospitals

FRONTLINEdance create work specially devised for hospital settings.
The work is suitable for children, adults and older people and has previously been performed in Renal Units (Kidney Dialysis), Chemotherapy Departments, Children’s Wards, Elderly Care, Mental Health departments, Orthopaedics, Waiting Areas, Outpatient departments, and other Public areas in and outside hospital buildings.

Performing in hospitals is a very important part of FRONTLINEdance’s work. The outcome of which has a significant impact on hospital wards, the patients, staff and visitors.  We create a calm and relaxing environment, make people smile, lift spirits, create a positive distraction, encourage conversations and make people think.

Find out more about our performances Happenchance and Forget Me Knot

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Sessions for Adults who have had a Parkinson's, Stroke or Cancer diagnosis.

We now run three NEW Moving Together sessions for Adults who have had a Parkinson's, Stroke or Cancer diagnosis.

Our ‘Moving Together’ programme is designed to provide an opportunity for those who have long-term health conditions to move together with others whilst reaping the benefits it has to offer in a relaxed and enjoyable way. These new groups have been created solely for those who have had a Parkinson's, Stroke or Cancer diagnosis. It is unique to the local area, and FRONTLINEdance are seen as specialists. We’ll be combining physical, social, and mental health interventions whilst creating a rich new supportive community for each attendee to be part of.

Parkinson's - TUESDAY's 1:15pm-3:15pm in Burslem,  at the Swan Bank Centre. To attend please Register

Cancer - FRIDAY's 10am-12pm in Trent Vale, at the St John's Centre. To attend please Register

Stroke - FRIDAY's 1pm-3pm in Trent Vale, at the St John's Centre. To attend please Register

BENEFITS OF TAKING PART: FRONLTINEdance participants and our partners (including NHS staff feedback) echoes that of national and international researchers. This means that we are confident that our MOVING TOGETHER PROGRAMME’S methodology, style and approach supports the health, wellbeing, and independence of those who take part. We know that Moving Together offers an effective means of improving, and maintaining, each individual and the collective group’s wellbeing. It may help establish supportive relationships, and process thoughts and feelings that are often difficult to articulate or move beyond. It leads to more self-management, more peer support. 

Find out more about how dance can help with Parkinson’s Disease and other conditions.

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Tours and Performances in Hospitals

FRONTLINEdance create work specially devised for hospital settings.
The work is suitable for children, adults and older people and has previously been performed in Renal Units (Kidney Dialysis), Chemotherapy Departments, Children’s Wards, Elderly Care, Mental Health departments, Orthopaedics, Waiting Areas, Outpatient departments, and other Public areas in and outside hospital buildings.

Performing in hospitals is a very important part of FRONTLINEdance’s work. The outcome of which has a significant impact on hospital wards, the patients, staff and visitors.  We create a calm and relaxing environment, make people smile, lift spirits, create a positive distraction, encourage conversations and make people think.

Find out more about our performances Happenchance and Forget Me Knot

more information

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