Dance Well is Akademi’s participatory and performance programme to improve the health and wellbeing of the general population through the medium of South Asian Dance. Akademi’s learning and participation dance artists deliver workshops and intimate performances for all ages; from young children to older adults, in a range of settings from community organisations and care homes to hospital atriums and wards.
Alongside the participatory programme, Akademi runs a hugely successful performance programme across a number of London hospitals, including a long-standing partnership with Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. Feedback from existing hospital programmes has demonstrated the positive impact these performances have on patients, visitors and staff alike.
Akademi maintains a high standard of artistic, performance and teaching quality across all of our programmes, ensuring dance artists receive regular training for delivery of dance in these settings.
Reports and Evaluations
2016 – 2019
Our full report of the three-year project, including challenges and learning from the process and where this work will now take us.
Royal London Hospital workshops
June – August 2017
This evaluation provides an overview of the Dance Well workshops at the Royal London Hospital for Older People’s Services, including observational evidence as well as feedback from staff of the Royal London Hospital.