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Is Dance to Health right for you?

 

Have you fallen or are you worried about falling?


Would you like to  improve your health and fitness? 


Do you want some help with general aches and pains?

Dance to Health is a well-researched programme of strength and balance exercises hidden in easy-to-follow dance sessions.  Dance to Health involves seated and standing endurance, strength and balance activities and can be done even if you use a mobility aid.

In order to keep Dance to Health safe and effective, we need to consider any existing conditions you may have which may be made worse by exercise.

Please read the following list of symptoms and conditions. Uncontrolled means the symptoms are happening to you now, and medication or other treatment has not stabilised the symptoms to a comfortable and safe level. If any of these apply to you, do not join a Dance to Health session until your medical adviser says it is safe for you to do so.

  • Uncontrolled pain anywhere in your body
  • Uncontrolled angina
  • High blood pressure SBP >180 mmHg, or resting DBP > 100mmHg
  • Tachycardia (fast heartrate) > 100 beats per minute
  • Uncontrolled acute illness e.g. pneumonia, cancer, infection
  • Uncontrolled eyesight or balance disturbances
  • Any significant drop in blood pressure when exercising
  • Unstable or acute heart failure
  • Inability to maintain a seated upright position
  • Recent fall causing an injury which hasn’t been treated by a medical professional
Read on to find out how we use screening to keep people safe

When you contact us to join a free taster session, we will send you a two-sided screening form which asks the questions above on the first page. The second page is a PAR-Q (physical activity readiness questionnaire) which is the standard set of screening questions used in all gyms and fitness classes in the UK.

Please be honest in your answers, a YES to any of the PAR-Q questions doesn't mean you can't join our sessions. These answers will be very helpful to our Dance Artists to keep you safe in the sessions. All your replies are kept in strict confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 which covers GDPR implementation in the UK. For more about how we keep your personal information safe please read our Privacy Policy.

For a copy of the full screening form please contact the Dance Artist delivering your session or email hello@dancetohealth.org or download the PDF below.

 

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Witney
Oxfordshire OX28 6JH

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