We know how important it is for people to feel connected right now, especially when many of us are having to self-isolate or shield at home.
Many of us are…
Every week participants will join expert choreographers via Zoom, to take part in online dance sessions from the comfort of their own home. All that is needed is access to the internet and a laptop, tablet or mobile phone; with technical support available from Helix Arts if required.
Falling On Your Feet is a dance and health programme, co-curated with people aged 65+ who are living independently. Weekly sessions offer the chance to work with professional artists to create beautiful dance work, develop strength and flexibility, and make new friends.
Our programme aims to reduce the risk of trips and falls through creative movement, and regular workshops often lead to co-choreographed dance pieces that are shared with wider audiences. Every session offers crucial time to share socially which supports positive mental health and well-being.
If you would like to commission Falling on your Feet in your community please contact Cheryl 07976240570.
East Durham, commissioned by Durham County Council. Our sessions run online and via Eastlea Community Centre.
‘As a recently retired man ‘Falling On Your Feet’ has introduced me to fresh ideas and a new group of friends.’ Male participant, North Tyneside
‘The dance artists bring the best out of us in a gentle, encouraging way and the improvement in my posture, confidence and general wellbeing since starting these classes had been of great benefit to me.’ Female participant, Durham
We hope our regional ‘Helix Arts - Falling On Your Feet’ facebook group can offer an online community too! This is for all participants and their families across our dance groups to keep in touch and share creatively during and after the pandemic. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1368461446875716)
As lockdown eases, we hope we can meet for dancing and walks in the park, alfresco chats and picnics!!
51 Bedford Street
Charity no. 700956
Company Reg no. 2114849