Dance to Health is a pioneering, nationwide falls prevention dance programme for older people.
Dance to Health sessions combine evidence-based exercise with the creativity, energy and sociability of dance. The programme was devised and is managed by Aesop.
Falls are traumatic for older people and a major challenge for the health system. They destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence, costing the NHS £2.3 billion annually.
Dance to Health began in 2015 with a successful pilot programme. This has since been expanded with the Phase One Roll Out programme taking place until September 2019. By then we aim to have a national family of self-run, financially sustainable Dance to Health groups with central support.