Movement For Memory

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Free, gentle dance-based sessions for people living with memory loss or cognitive impairment, led by Imagination Dance CIC in Royston and Gamlingay.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • meeting other people facing similar challenges helps you feel less alone;
  • gentle movement, music and dance will help you re-connect with your body;
  • it is a supportive, non-judgemental space – no-one minds if you are tired, forgetful or not feeling your best.

“The classes not only give us much needed exercise, they also give us fun!”  

How to contact

Where to go

Gamlingay Eco Hub
Stocks Lane
SG19 3JR

Coombes Community Centre
Burns Rd
Royston SG8 5PT

What to expect

Founded by Hannah Reynolds, Imagination Dance CIC provides dance opportunities for those who are rarely offered them. Movement For Memory sessions are gentle, inclusive and supportive ways to move to music for people of all ages and abilities living with memory loss or cognitive impairment. Sessions are led by qualified and trained dance teachers who specialise in movement for older people and people with health issues.

No diagnosis is necessary, but Movement For Memory is ideal if you are living with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia or have had a stroke.  Movements can be adapted for people who are seated as well as those who would like to stand. Wheelchair users are welcome but ideally you should have some level of mobility in your upper body to experience the full benefit of the class.

You don’t need any previous dance experience, just a willingness to get involved – the emphasis is on having fun, not a polished performance!

More information

All sessions include social time with refreshments so you will have an opportunity to meet others and have a chat.

Booking is essential – call or email to find out when sessions are taking place, book your place or find out more.

Venues have free parking as well as accessible toilets.

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England and Sport England, attending Movement For Memory is free.

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