Tag Archives: Dancing

Dancing with Dementia updates

We’re continuing with our pilot project this Spring – Dancing with Dementia – in collaboration with the charity Jewish Care at a care home in Brighton, encouraging older residents with dementia to stay active, using music to trigger memories.

So far this year, we’ve welcomed music therapist Dominque Levack, Belly dancer Bettina, as well as Sari dancing, Flamenco with Helena, Yoga sessions, and musical performance from students of Access to Music college in Summer 2017.

Thanks to the Healthy Collaboration fund through Trust for Developing Communities for this support.

Flamenco for Dancing with Dementia project

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A flamenco session with dancer Helena from Duende Flamenco at Hyman Fine House care home run by Jewish Care charity in Brighton as part of our Dancing with Dementia project. Ole!

Strike a Light-Arts & Heritage has been awarded a grant by the Trust for Developing Communities – Healthy Community Fund for a Brighton project called Dancing with Dementia.

We’ll be working with dementia sufferers in a care home in the city as a pilot project from December 2016 to Spring 2017 with a variety of music and performance and freelance practitioners.

More Dancing with Dementia

We’ll be running our next Dancing with Dementia session tomorrow at Hyman Fine House care home in Kemptown in Brighton.

We’ve had belly dancing, and have also got Flamenco dance sessions planned, Kathak dance coming up as well as old time music from the 1930s too – between now and April.

This great video shows how to engage older people with advancing dementia, so that they can still exercise and enjoy music and movement.


Our Dancing Feet

CRMNH logoOur Dancing Feet

True, and not so true: Tales from the Dance Floor…




Thursday 27th June – 7-9pm: The Writers’ Place 9 Jew Street, Brighton, BN1 1UT

Saturday 29th June 10am -1pm: Grand Parade, University of Brighton, BN2 OJY

Thursday 4th July: The Writers’ Place

Thursday 25th July: The Writers’ Place

Following on from the great successes achieved by The Port, The Beast & The Traveller project which took place in 2012 at Newhaven Fort, Zap Art and inroads productions have once again joined forces to develop a second exciting project for 2013-2014, due to start shortly.

The project will explore the social mores and gender etiquette of partner dancing in the 1950’s, and will celebrate the history of the Regent Dancehall in Brighton, (which once stood where the large Boots store is now) & The Winter Garden in Eastbourne.

From June 2013 through to July 2014 here will be a busy and varied schools and community outreach programme with intergenerational activities such as talks, exhibitions and tea dances (with the Ragroof Players), oral history training, heritage learning & creative art and drama and writing workshops.

 The project will culminate in two performance events in November 2013 in Brighton & April 2014 in Eastbourne

 **We are looking to recruit volunteers interested in FREE oral history training and interview collection, working with experienced tutors**

Learn how to record interviews and identify key histories about Brighton and the Dancehall; and how to transcribe and archive material – skills that can be used to collect your own family and community histories. 

Stories collected for the project will be incorporated into a script written by Sara Clifford, and added to the local oral history archives in both towns.

Places are limited, so if you would like to get involved please find out more and book a place through the contact details below:

Sara Clifford

Telephone: 07759 28768

Email: dancehallproject1950@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/regentdancehall.wintergarden?fref=ts