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Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People : a Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers.

Author: Delia Silvester
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Delia Silvester
ISBN: 1306209293 9781306209298 9780857008466 0857008463
OCLC Number: 865651546
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Benefits. 1. Why Movement is Important for Older People. 2. Moving in Old Age: How It Helps. Part II: The Dance Session. 3. Preparing Yourself. 4. Preparing Your Venue. 5. Thinking About Equipment. 6. Preparing For Your Participants. 7. Planning and Running a Session. 8. Choosing and Using Music. 9. Choosing Dances. 10. A Note About Wheelchair Dancing. Part III: The Dances. 11. Warm-Up. 12. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean (bath-time). 13. Dashing away with the Smoothing Iron (laundry). 14. Greek Greeting Dance. 15. Create Your Own Circle Dance. 16. Morris Dance with Sticks. 17. Morris Dance with Hankies. 18. Oats and Beans and Barley Grow. 19. Amazing Grace. 20. Step Softly on the Earth. 21. Morning Has Broken. 22. Can Can. 23. Charleston. 24. Pearly Shells (Hawaiian). 25. Oriental Eye Movements. 26. Haul Away Joe. 27. Shenandoah. 28. What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor? 29. Hand Jive. 30. Line Dancing. 31. The Waltz. 32. Free/Creative Dance. About the Author. Appendix I: Calendar for Themed Sessions. Appendix II: Organisations. Bibliography. Index.

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