Dance/Exercise Class for Seniors

Good evening, We have been in discussions with Rev Justin and others regarding a Dance/Exercise Class for Seniors.

Myself and my business associate Samantha Cantrell run Take To The Floor, we specialise in Dance Services in North Essex. We are both experienced Dance teachers & we both run dance schools in the Colchester & Clacton areas. 

We are waiting on confirmation that the Church is available however we would like to propose a Tuesday morning starting around 10- 10.30am to run two classes lasting 45 minutes each.  

We have outlined the classes below:

“Gold Movers”
For Seniors with limited mobility. Seated/Standing Exercise/Dance Class

Participants have the choice of being seated at all times or have the option to stand as and when they would like.

Warm Up- working through each muscle group with slow movements starting with the feet and moving up the body to the head. Easy stretches to be included.

Main Lesson- a selection of easy to follow movements to popular music from the 50’s/60’s/70’s etc. Our routines would focus on the different body areas making sure everything is exercised. For example; raising the arms, shoulder movements, raising the legs, flexing the toes, marching, turning the head etc. We could also incorporate some partner work, perhaps walking around the seated person for example. Our seated exercise means everyone can get involved, and we actively promote a “do what you can” attitude. This class would also be suitable for anyone with dementia or Alzheimer's who perhaps would like to come accompanied by their family or carer.

Cool Down – Slow movements to finish to bring the heart rate back to resting, involving stretches. 



“Silver Movers”

For the slightly more energetic Senior. Light exercise/dance class.

This would suit someone who is reasonable active and has good mobility. 


Warm Up- working through each muscle group with slow movements starting with the feet and moving up the body to the head. Easier stretches to be included. Building the energy slightly to build the heart rate.

Main Lesson- a selection of easy to follow routines to popular music from the 50’s/60’s/70’s etc. Some routines will have a Ballroom/Latin feel to them for example; a slow Waltz, Cha Cha Cha. All simplified and slowed down to suit the participants. We can also provide an easier/low impact option too! Other routines may be more exercise inspired; light exercise movements such as grapevines, leg curls, step taps, arm circles, step kicks, lunges etc. Similar to a Rosemary Conley, Jane Fonda video!

Cool Down – Slow movements to finish to bring the heart rate back to resting, involving stretches.


There would be no minimum or maximum age. The classes would be priced at £5 per class, and we would offer a Bulk Buy option of £20 for 5 lessons. We would probably aim to start in the next month or so. 


Please let us know if this sounds like a class suitable for you or someone you may know?


Kind Regards, 

Niki Taylor & Samantha Cantrell
Take To The Floor
www.taketotheflooressex.co.uk


Comments

  • It sounds really interesting but sadly it clashes with the coffee morning I go to at the Black Buoy. 
  • Maybe Niki and Sam would like to visit the BB (opens at 11am) and chat to the ladies who go to the coffee group, several of whom would probably be in the age group you imagine.  You'd get a better idea from talking to real ladies and seeing what would suit them than imagining what they could cope with.  I suspect the terms "silver" and "gold" wouldn't go down all that well !
  • Hi Niki and Sam, I am delighted that you are considering our needs in Wivenhoe.  Well done and I hope it is a big success.  I will certainly will try to come along and have a go myself.
  • Hi Niki and Sam,
    I quite like the term silver mover, and also the ideas you have suggested. I will come along to try it out in May if it's up and running by then. Best of luck with getting it going, it sounds like a great initiative.
     
  • Sounds great! Also a good idea to come along to the BB on a Tuesday morning to chat to people about your suggestions. 
  • Hi All, 

    This class will be starting on Tuesday 18th April.

    We will start with the Silver Movers at 10.30am and then the Gold Moves at 11.15am. 

    If you would like to book your place please email us on taketotheflooressex@gmail.com or text us on 07557 041395.

    Please pass the word around and we look forward to seeing lots of you on the 18th April.

    Thanks Niki & Sam 
    Take To The Floor
  • Just a thought for anyone thinking about any group/activity for the older generation. Like many people, I shall be working till I am 66 years old. I would have enjoyed giving this a go, but I shall be at work!
  • JayRay said:
    Just a thought for anyone thinking about any group/activity for the older generation. Like many people, I shall be working till I am 66 years old. I would have enjoyed giving this a go, but I shall be at work!
    Hi JayRay,

    I run a Tap class on a Monday evening at 8pm if that's of any interest...www.taylorsdancecompany.co.uk

    Thanks :) 
  • Hi Sam. Just to say how brilliant I thought the class was this morning run by you and Tiffany. I will definitely be coming next week.  Everyone i spoke to seemed to enjoy it too.
  • Really enjoyed this, thank you both.

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