Dance to your Health
Offered in connection with the Healthy Communities Project, Department of Dance, Faculty of Fine Arts - Prof Mary Jane Warner
Book your dance workout!
Join our Dance to your Health program
Get moving during the day & Learn to Dance
- Find your inspiration to maintain your health
- add to your regular “staying healthy” regime
- Let Dance help you add to your overall health and well-being while having fun!!
This program is offered by: Health Leadership and Learning Network, Faculty of Health, York University.
Don’t exercise regularly? Not very active? Don’t worry at all - and No dance experience necessary - come and enjoy learning to dance – bring your friends! This dance program will help you move and dance at a reasonable pace for your own individual needs. This program will introduce you to basic dance steps common to many forms of popular, traditional and theatrical dancing
What to wear:
- Dance specific clothes are not required – just dress comfortably for movement – and office wear is fine
- Footwear - bare feet, ballet shoes or other soft soled, no-heel dance shoes – no outside shoes allowed in the dance studios
April Nakaima – MFA Dance;
April Nakaima has taught a variety of dance styles/forms to all age groups in university, public and private schools, studio, community and professional settings. The highlight of her teaching career was a dance performance with her retired seniors group in Edinburgh, Scotland for HRM Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2008. April received her Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of California, Irvine; and her BA in theatre arts/dance from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In the last 5 years, she has worked in health research and evaluation of health programs, primarily at the Research Unit in Health Behaviour and Change at the Medical School of the University of Edinburgh and at the Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. April is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Dance at York U and works with Prof. Mary Jane Warner on the Healthy Communities Fund project “Dance Activity for Older Adults.” http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2012/02/13/grooving-greys-reap-the-benefits-of-dance/