The transformative power of dance


Back in 2016, I attended a really interesting evsadlers-wellsent hosted by Andrew Greenwood at Sadler’s Wells. For those of you who know me, I am by no means a ballet dancer, but I was really pleased to be invited along to learn how dance can still be accessible to people with physical or cognitive impairments.

In 2012, Andrew cofounded the organisation Dance for Health and created education programs specialised for people with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. His main aim is to communicate to wider society and especially to the medical world that dance can be a source of health and wellbeing.

Not only did I meet some amazing dance practitioners who all wanted to ensure people affectedandrew by multiple sclerosis could participate in dance, but I also got to take part myself!

Now, Andrew is offering a two day introduction workshop for dancers and movement practitioners, which will be held in Scotland this March. You can find out more on the Switch2Move website now.

For those of you who enjoy dancing, I would love to know what your experiences are. Do you think dancing can improve your wellbeing? Do you know of a great dance class near you that is inclusive?

If so, do get in touch by emailing me,

Best wishes, and happy dancing!

Laura May


About MS-UK

MS-UK was established in 1993, and is a national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full. We put people affected by MS at the heart of our work. We provide high quality, professional services to support people living with multiple sclerosis, and we listen to people affected by MS.
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