Falling on your Feet

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Event details

Event date: 
16 June 2016
Event duration: 
2 hours
Type of event: 
Target audience and any restrictions: 
Over 65s, chance to observe and ask any questions about future workshops/register interest.
Over 18s only
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
West Denton Community Centre
Hillhead Road

About the event

Helix Arts “Falling on your Feet” is a falls prevention programme designed to counter social isolation and reduce the fear of falling for over 65s. This programme aims to provide fitness, friendship and fun through movement and dance to music.Dance can help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Boost memory
  • Improve flexibility
  • Increase strength and improve balance
  • Keep your heart healthy

An initial pilot took place in January 2016 in partnership with dancer/choreographerNadia Iftkhar with financial support from Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group  This led to a performance for an invited audience. You can watch the film https://www.helixarts.com/programmes/falling-on-your-feetWe are currently running workshops every Thursday at West Denton Community Centre until mid July 2016, where an hour of dancing will be followed by time to relax and socialise with new friends.Helix Arts “Falling on your Feet” will work with over 65s whatever their circumstances. If you want to know how we can produce FOYF where you live or for your group please do get in touch.


Helix Arts
Cheryl Gavin


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