Dance for Health

It’s been proven that dance can boost wellbeing not only through the benefits of exercise but by giving people a chance to learn something new, make new friends and feel included in a group. We work with health sector partners such as The Brain Charity, as well as other arts organisations to carry out our work in the community – and the experiences we help create are truly remarkable.

MDI champions, initiates, supports and engages with breadth and diversity in dance. MDI championed me. Without MDI my life in dance would have been in poorer health. I champion MDI.
Liz Aggiss, Dance Artist

For Older People, we offer weekly classes: 50 Moves and Men Dancing. Our 50 Moves dancers are performing at The Cunard Building on 9 October, as part of The Maiden Voyage exhibition by Jenny Steele.

Our Dance and Health projects include Dance for Parkinson’s in collaboration with English National Ballet. Please note that from July, there will be a term of Physiotherapy Through Dance off-site at the Alive Centre in Kensington.

Current and past partners include: Aintree Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, The Alzheimer’s Society, Asthma UK, Big Dance, English National Ballet, First Take, Liverpool PCT, Sense of Sound, Spider Project, Sure Start and Tate Liverpool, as well as many smaller independent community groups and charities.