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Southwark freedom from stiffness dance

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Southwark freedom from stiffness dance


Freedom from stiffness is a reliable energizing dance bubble for 50+ affected by stiffness/autoimmune dis-ease. It boosts health by providing vibrant & unique ways to help you rebuild your well-body &

Southwark Delivery stage

pledged of £5,087

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Freedom from stiffness offers free dance sessions using expressive dance. Aimed to reduce stiffness, increase mobility & zest for life. Where seniors come together in a fun community bubble to dance & boost wellness using sequences centered around occupational therapy & AI recede movement technique. We will provide a six-week morning dance program located in Southwark open Monday to Saturday for two hours per day. It is an innovative wellness performance program and disseminates research findings. Teaching the public the welfare of creative occupational therapy & AI recede movement techniques dance. Whilst aging is inevitable but growing old gracefully and pain-free is a maintenance choice. This is why the importance of seniors maintaining independence & continuing to live dignified happy lives is so important. By engaging in this fun program that promotes body confidence and creativity whilst tackling health affairs. The program will continue via zoom incase of another lockdown.

What we'll deliver:

  • 36 x dance sessions to seniors affected by autoimmune disease or chronic stiffness for 2 x hours a day.
  • 1 final achievement group dance production event to invite friends & family
  • Partnering with local GPS, the elderly support organisation & autoimmune disease charities.
  • A paper & e-certificate of completion presented at the final celebration performance for each participant.
  • Offer training with digital technology and software.
  • Contributing new proficiency to both the dance arts and health sectors

Why it's a great idea:

There are significant therapeutic benefits from participating in dance. Research shows that dancing reduces stress. Promotes feelings of well-being, builds confidence & declines anxiety & depression. Whilst being an antidote to isolation & feelings of abandonment. After researching the audience, findings revealed a common theme of challenges surrounding occupational health, body & self-image. The data disclosed that 76% of seniors found gyms intimidating. 91% felt ostracized from mainstream dance studios. Followed by economics, distance & variety being an issue. The project will enable seniors who have experienced the loss of independence or feel isolated or lonely due to declining health a chance to return to work or live happier energetic lives. This program will teach the participants new dance techniques plus how to manage & reduce pain. Whilst encouraging social interaction in a support bubble.

Steps to get it done:

  • Generate more awareness of, and support for project
  • Make dance available to more seniors in need
  • Run a performance project
  • Engage new audiences
  • Provide a certificate of completion

As a grassroots project (not yet a charity or company), it is a challenge to find funding. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and can make a considerable difference. You can also help us by sharing this campaign! Thank


Location Southwark

About the space



London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £5,086

Dance Sessions - £2,140 (42%)
Space Hire - £1,000 (20%)
Project Management - £540 (11%)
Staff Time Abbi - £500 (10%)
Marketing/ promotion - £225 (4%)
Equipment - £150 (3%)
Public Engagement - £100 (2%)
Other - £431 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Dance Sessions
Space Hire
Project Management
Staff Time Abbi
Marketing/ promotion
Public Engagement
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,086

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