The Western Australian Masters Formation Team would like to acknowledge the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Who through their Healthway program enabled the team to provide 60 Chair Dancing classes to aged care facilities between period 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2021.
The classes were provided in partnership with the following aged care providers:
- Juniper Annesley (Bentley)
- Juniper Bethavon (Northam)
- Juniper Carramar (Morley)
- Juniper Chrystal Halliday (Karrinyup)
- Juniper Hayloft (Martin)
- Juniper Hilltop (Bentley)
- Juniper St Andrew's (Balcatta)
- Juniper St David's (Mt Lawley)
- Juniper The Residency (Northam)
- Roshana Care Group Lesmurdie
Some feedback included:
“We did enjoy doing it very much and it's a great program to bring outsiders from the community to the residence's so participants get to interact”
“Somehow dull eyes became bright, and bodies that were slumped became postured and engaged. It was wonderful to be part of the process and adds to our understanding of why we dance"
“It was very enjoyable and enlightening program. So much joy was experienced by linking movement and music – the two elements of dance”
“I love the way their faces light up when they recognise us through the uniforms. Brings joy to us too. Other staff members sometimes join in some of the frivolity especially with some of our equipment"
“Co-ordination/dexterity improvement and singing along to old time music that they remember during their younger years”
This massive undertaking would not have been possible without the assistance of Ballroom Fit and Para and Ability Dance WA Inc.