artsNK Dance team is working with primary schools within North Kesteven to deliver the DanceFit Project – helping young people take their first steps in to physical activity. The project uses dance as the medium to explore healthy lifestyles, diet, activity levels and boost wellbeing. The project addresses the National Obesity agenda and works in line with North Kesteven District Council’s Physical Activity Strategy, National Obesity pilot with Leeds Beckett University.
Through a weekly programme dance artists deliver various fun dance styles, creative tasks, partner work, cardiovascular tasks all with a view to aiding weight loss and boosting self-esteem. Families, parents & carers will be invited to take part, with log books issued to diary progress and their individual journeys of change. There will be the added benefit of social interaction, new friendships made and a fun time had by all. At the end of the project we signpost outwards to numerous supporting activities/projects or initiatives – as there are multiple exit routes for children to progress to.
DanceFit Project Report
artsNK Dance team trialled the DanceFit project with primary schools within North Kesteven to help children and young people take their first steps into physical education between January and December 2017. Read the project evaluation and findings by following the link below:
If you want to find out more about our DanceFit programme, or are interested in how your school can get involved contact Emily Sutton: Emily Sutton: EmilyRuth.Sutton@lincsinspire.com