Dance Base instructor Christina works closely with the hospital’s physiotherapy team to develop individually tailored sessions for each child, in order to help aid their recovery.
Dance is a great form of exercise which provides a range of physical and mental benefits including improved heart and lung function, stronger bones; increased flexibility, co-ordination, muscle tone and balance. Most importantly, dance is fun!
The success of the programme inspired us to expand it into community healthcare settings, with Dance Base now delivering workshops for children and young people undergoing physiotherapy at Musselburgh Primary Care Centre.
Gaby and Karen of Theiya Arts deliver enchanting performances and Indian dance workshops for children and families in the ward playrooms or at the bedside.