Dance to Health

Authors(s), Creator(s) and Contributors: Aesop

Publication Date: 01/02/2018

Categories: Case Studies, Whitepapers / Research, Other


Aesop set out to create an exemplar ‘aesop’ – an arts intervention which responds to a major health challenge and is of consistent quality, evidencebased from a health point of view, effective, cost-effective, sustainable and scalable. The chosen major health challenge was older people’s falls and problems with some current falls prevention exercise programmes. The proposed solution, Dance to Health, smuggles evidence-based exercise programmes into creative, social and engaging dance activity. The Pilot Programme included bridge-building between the worlds of dance and older people’s exercise, training of dance artists, six evidence-based falls prevention programmes with 196 participants, sharing/celebration events and an evaluation programme.

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Tags: Dance, Health, Pilot

Dance to Health