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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Dance For Parkinson's and Other Conditions

We now run two NEW Moving Together sessions for people with Parkinson's Disease, MS and other conditions.

Over the last 13 years, Marc Morris Dance Group (New York) have been leading classes and delivering training internationally for Dance For Parkinson’s Disease. Rachael attended one of these training weekends at Roehampton University, London with Dance Umbrella, so FRONTLINEdance can provide opportunities for those living in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

WEDNESDAY's 2:30pm-3:30pm in Stoke-on-Trent at the Haywood Hospital. To attend Contact us

THURSDAY's 11am- 12 midday in Stone, at STING Staffordshire Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group base. Contact them direct if you would like to join us 07847 872635 / info@sting.org.uk

Benefits from taking part in dance sessions, has been recorded by dance participants, neurologists and PhD researchers. Some of these include providing a new way of getting ‘un-stuck’, feeling more ‘free’, reduction in tremors and walking with greater independence.

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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