Organisation : Dance Ihayami
Grant Amount : £ 30,089

We will use Indian dance as a means of promoting healthy lifestyles and instilling positive exercise habits in hard to reach groups, with particular focus on the south Asian community. We will target older women, in particularly those with dementia, diabetes and mental health issues, treatment for which can be greatly enhanced with regular exercise.We will use the rhythm and movement of Indian dance to enable people to connect with others, have improved feelings of wellbeing, find new ways to communicate artistically, discover fun ways to get active, and to support through exercise the management of their illness. Working in partnership with local organisations, we will deliver weekly Indian dance sessions to groups of older women, in particular those from the south Asian community, living in Edinburgh, for one year.