Dancing the ‘in-between’ – a new paradigm in dementia care

Dr Richard Coaten leads a one-day workshop using arts therapy, dance work and practical movement, to improve the quality of life of people who are experiencing mental health problems, in particularly those with dementia. This course combines theoretical & practical movement with dance-based work and aims to inspire participants to become part of a ‘Community of Practice’ in an effort to grow this vital work.

The morning will cover a mixture of the theoretical and practical elements with the aim being to mix the 2 up. It will also touch on the question of the values that are so important in this work and the importance of Person-Centred Care.

The afternoon will focus on group-based working, the ‘how to’ side of it and will include live and recorded music, the use of a range of props etc.

Choose comfortable clothing and be prepared to move for a very practical day.

The workshop will take place on
Tuesday, 8th November 2016
10am – 5pm*
Partick Burgh Hall
9 Burgh Hall Street
G11 5LW

*There will be two different sessions with different content. One running from 10am – 1pm and a second one from 2pm – 5pm. You can book either a full day (10am – 5pm) for £50 (£40 CONC & Indepen-dance members) or one of the sessions as a half day for £25 (£20 CONC & Indepen-dance members).

The workshop is for everyone that is interested in dance and movement including and not limited to professionals, (community) dancers, students, social work staff and care workers.

Early Bird Rate: all bookings made by the 25 October are eligible for our early bird rate of £40 for a full day and £20 for a half day. Please note that your payment has to be received by this date in order to get the reduced rate.


If you need assistance with your booking, please contact Indepen-dance at or 0141 559 4930.