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Dancing to improve brain power!

Dance to improve brain power! After a days dancing in various carehomes the other day, I was invited to a lecture at my local university...

Mental Health Awareness Week!

A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by one of my care homes, to run a dance class for them. The manager said she was conscious that...

Anniversary Day!

Last week, as is the same every year I celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day. Not because I am Irish, but because it is my anniversary day, the...

The Benefits of music & movement

In this article I wanted to highlight the benefits of movement and in particular dancing to music, for the elderly. So for those of you...

Time to up my game!

While I've been sitting here each day, waiting for the second line to disappear, I have been thinking I should try and use the time a...

Dancing my way out of lockdown!

When I awoke this morning, I decided it was time for me to put some of my thoughts and feelings down “on paper” so to speak. My business...

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I remember the first time Simon came to dance in my Care Home vividly.  He walked into the lounge and immediately connected to the residents.  I could not believe it when he helped a resident from her wheelchair and danced with her.  The elation on the lady’s face and the enjoyment of everyone in the room, made me so emotional.  A moment that I will never forget and an extra special moment in my time as Activity Co-ordinator.  Simon visits our home on a monthly basis, and he is a definite highlight for the month.  Residents and staff alike love him.  He is always upbeat and fun, and a real asset to any Home.

When Simon comes to The Reigate Grange to do Ballroom Dancing with our residents he certainly puts a wonderful smile on their faces, they all look forward to dancing with him.

He finds a way to dance with everyone whether they are in wheelchairs or unsteady on their feet or they’re all out to ‘trip the fandango’😊

It’s a fun and enjoyable dance session for everyone, they are exercising without even knowing, whilst listening to great music …. We love Simon!

Simon works in a very caring and patient way…we cannot begin to tell you what a difference he has made to our residents!

…he also connects with them…residents feel at ease and comfortable. 

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