The Health Leadership & Learning Network in York’s Faculty of Health is offering a new session for a popular program that will have you dancing your way to better health.
Don’t exercise regularly? Not very active? Don’t worry at all. No dance experience is necessary. This dance program will help you move and dance at a reasonable pace that is suited to your specific needs. The Dance to Your Health Program will introduce you to basic dance steps common to many forms of popular, traditional and theatrical dancing
- Dance specific clothes are not required – just dress comfortably for movement – and office wear is fine.
- Footwear – bare feet, ballet shoes or other soft soled, no-heel dance shoes – no outside shoes allowed in the dance studios.
April Nakaima is the program instructor. She has taught a variety of dance styles and forms to all age groups in university, public and private schools, studio, community and professional settings. The highlight of her teaching career was a dance performance with her retired seniors group in Edinburgh, Scotland for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2008. April is currently a research associate in the Department of Dance at York University and works with Professor Mary Jane Warner on the Healthy Communities Fund project Dance Activity for Older Adults. To learn more about the project, click here.
The six-week program consists of one 40-minute session a week. The sessions run Sept. 11, 18 and 25, Oct. 2, 9 and 16, from 12:05 to 12:50pm, in Studio B, Accolade East Building. The cost for the program is $50 for six weeks and everyone is welcome.
Registrations are now being accepted. There are three ways to register for the Dance to Your Health Program.
- Health Leadership and Learning Network
Room 428, Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1Ps