Silver Dancers: Over 60s Class

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By AnotherDance at 12:42 on 26/11/12

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Silver Dancers is a new dance class for people over 60 years old at the Wimbledon Guild.

The class combines physical activity designed specifically for older bodies with plenty of stimulation for the brain. This is particularly important following research that links dance to a reduced risk of Dementia. Researchers at the New England Journal of Medicine found that dancing reduced the risk of Dementia by 76%. Dancing had by far the greatest impact compared to other recreational activities such as walking, swimming or completing crossword puzzles. The quick decision-making involved in dancing is arguably the reason behind such impressive results, which is why the Silver Dancers class includes lots of creative tasks. Teacher Laura Aldridge explains “with lots of support in a warm and friendly atmosphere all participants are stimulated and engaged achieving a healthier body and mind and having lots of fun along the way.”

Whether you’re a retired professional dancer or an absolute beginner the class strives to include everybody and brain using seated and standing activities, whole group and partner work, and a myriad of dance styles from Salsa to Contemporary, Cha Cha Cha to Line Dancing.

Silver Dancers, Fridays 9:30-11am, £4 (including tea and biscuits), Wimbledon Guild, Drake House, St Georges Road, SW19 4ED.

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

Repeats: Every Week until Friday, December 14, 2012

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