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Dance and movement sessions for older people : a handbook for activity coordinators and carers

Author: Delia Silvester; Susan Frampton
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
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This practical handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance and movement sessions with older people, including with those who are frail, wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. The authors describe the many benefits of dance and movement for older people, and address important practical considerations such as carrying out risk assessments, safety issues, adaptations for specific  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Delia Silvester; Susan Frampton
ISBN: 9781849054706 1849054703 9780857008466 0857008463
OCLC Number: 856974858
Description: 159 pages : portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: The benefits. Why movement is important for older people --
Moving in old age : how it helps --
The dance session. Preparing yourself --
Preparing your venue --
Thinking about equipment --
Preparing for your participants --
Planning and running a session --
Choosing and using music --
Choosing dances --
A note about wheelchair dancing --
The dances. Warm-up --
'My Bonnie lies over the ocean' (bath-time) : everyday activities --
'Dashing away with the smoothing iron' (laundry) : everyday activities --
Greek greeting dance : circle dances --
Create your own circle dance : circle dances --
Morris dance with sticks : folk dances and songs --
Morris dance with hankies : folk dances and songs --
'Oats and beans and barley grow' : folk dances and songs --
'Amazing grace' : spiritual --
'Step softly on the earth' : spiritual --
'Morning has broken' : spiritual --
Can can : lively dances --
Charleston : lively dances --
'Pearly shells' (Hawaiian) : dances from far away --
Oriental eye movements : dances from far away --
'Haul away Joe' : sea shanties and songs about the sea --
'Shenandoah' : sea shanties and songs about the sea --
'What shall we do with the drunken sailor?' (create a dance) : sea shanties and songs about the sea --
Hand jive : dances popular in the twentieth century --
Line dancing : dances popular in the twentieth century --
The waltz : dances popular in the twentieth century --
Free/creative dance : dances popular in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Delia Silvester with Susan Frampton.

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This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk  Read more...

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