WEBINAR: Why dance matters; Reducing inequalities and tackling inactivity

25 June 2018


Date and Time:

Mon 25 June 2018
13:00 – 14:00


Webinar (Plus limited places in Leeds)

A limited number of places are available to attend in person, PHE, Blenheim House, Leeds, please email chris.sharp@phe.gov.uk for further information.


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Overview and Objectives

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS ) Taking Part survey shows over 40% of girls dance outside of school and yet dance is rarely centre stage in the physical activity agenda. This webinar will:

  • Outline the case for dance in reducing gender, age and disability inequalities.
  • Summarise the evidence base and research on the health benefits of dance across the life-course.
  • Present case studies of dance programmes meeting health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • Introduce relevant data and tools demonstrating how these can be used to evidence the contribution of dance to physical activity

This hour long session will be delivered by Jan Burkhardt, Strategic Lead for Dance in Health & Wellbeing, One Dance UK and Craig Timpson, Snr Intelligence Analyst, Public Health England.

Target Audience

This webinar will be relevant to dance providers, local authority public health practitioners, sports and leisure services, schools, youth services, older peoples services, disability services; local authority social care and children’s services, health partners e.g.) CCGs and Community service providers. 

Booking details

To register your interest in this free webinar, please click here.  All the online links to the webinar will be emailed to you at least two weeks in advance.