Listen to the Podcast
- 1:20 – Background in dance and education
- 3:55 – Benefits of dance and movement
- 6:14 – Social impact of dance (in-person and online)
- 8:33 – Is future of dance in-person or online
- 9:33 – Research supporting benefits of dance and aging
- 13:48 – How to know the type of dance program is right for you or a loved one
- 15:40 – Brief overview of dance programs for aging population
- 17:56 – Future of dance and movement for aging population
- 19:20 – Benefits of dance and movement for those with cognitive issues
- 21:20 – Questions
Jessica Conneely is a highly experienced facilitator in the field of dance and education With over 30 years of performing, teaching and educating others on the benefits of dance, Jess provides safety-conscious dance & movement programs for mature adults in Community and Aged Care across NSW.
Following a long career in the performing arts, Jessica works across the Arts and Health sectors delivering inclusive, artistic and holistic programs to enrich the lives of elders in care and community. As a trainer in education and dance, Jess works with Health and Care professionals to support the use of creativity and music to keep people moving safely to improve quality of life and wellbeing. Jess has received numerous awards and grants to further expand the best practice in dance and creative engagement for our ageing population.
As a trained and highly qualified educator, Jess has adapted her artistic imagination to mentor and encourage others to meet their potential in making a positive impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
Founded by Jessica in 2017, Dance4Wellbeing is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative dance and movement providers for over 55s in delivering programs across the Arts & Health sectors