Public Health England Webinar: Why dance matters; Reducing inequalities and tackling inactivity 

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS ) Taking Part survey shows over 40% of girls dance outside of school and yet dance is rarely centre stage in the physical activity agenda.

This webinar aims to:

  • Outline the case for dance in reducing gender, age and disability inequalities.

  • Summarise the evidence base and research on the health benefits of dance across the life-course.

  • Present case studies of dance programmes meeting health and wellbeing outcomes.

  • Introduce relevant data and tools demonstrating how these can be used to evidence the contribution of dance to physical activity 

This webinar is relevant to dance providers, local authority public health practitioners, sports and leisure services, schools, youth services, older peoples services, disability services; local authority social care and children’s services, health partners eg) CCGs and Community service providers.

The webinar was set up by Public Health England, Yorkshire and Humberside and is delivered by Jan Burkhardt, Strategic Lead for Dance in Health & Wellbeing, One Dance UK and Craig Timpson, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Public Health England. The hour long session was recorded on Monday 25 June, 2018.

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