Sadie Walker has been involved in community dance for over 15 years, from participating in projects to coordinating and facilitating community dance activity.
Inspired by Claire Pring (Dance Amateur Macclesfield, Cheshire Dance) she then went on to study a BA(HONS) Dance (community) at Liverpool John Moores University.
Sadie worked as a Dance Development Artist for 8 years with Cheshire Dance and during this time developed many different community projects, some of which have been used as case studies of good practise by Youth Dance England.
Sadie has experience of teaching a wide range of ages and abilities but her passion lies in dance and disability.
Sadie is currently working part of the week at a school for children with Autism and combines this with her work as a Lead Artist on the Dance to Health programme.
"Community dance has the ability to enhance mental and emotional wellbeing as well as physical health."Sadie Walker
Dance to Health responds to the issue of older people’s falls. Dance to Health in Cheshire is delivered by professional dance artists from Cheshire Dance at a variety of community venues, including church halls and leisure facilities.
Inquiring Bodies is a full day event by dance artists, for dance artists in a mutually supportive environment for dance exploration and open dialogue.
Live Well Dance welcomes older adults to enjoy fun and friendly dance classes and to explore creative movement for a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, including improved physical strength, balance & motor skills, spatial awareness, and mobility to help prevent falls.
Cheshire Dance has an established and growing specialism in developing dance opportunities with and for people with learning disabilities and people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD).
Cheshire Dance works with educational settings to deliver school improvement plans and to enrich the current curriculum framework through quality dance practises that add real value.
Cheshire Dance works with schools and educational facilities to integrate the art form into learning. Dance in Education forms an integral part of the Cheshire Dance annual programme.
Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose, Aesop is a bridge-builder between the health and arts sectors helping arts enterprises in health grow.
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Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. Cheshire Dance is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
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Cheshire East provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority that supports Cheshire Dance and its groups within the Cheshire East area.
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