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 £4.4 billion annually.
Dance to Health began in 2015 with a successful pilot. This has since been expanded with a Phase One Roll Out programme which ran until September 2019. Phase Two starts in 2020 with the aim of establishing a national family of self-run, financially sustainable Local Groups.