“Balance Work for Seniors” is a 10-week series of classes designed to improve balance through the practice of contemporary dance. This approach to fall prevention led by Associate Professor of Dance Teresa Chapman utilizes improvisational dance structures to improve kinesthetic awareness, promote strength, and engage critical thinking.
Each exercise can be performed in a chair or standing with varying degrees of energy and range of motion. This allows for individuals to participate at their own level. Those enrolled in the class have been invited to take part in an exciting new study on the effects of improvisational dance on balance in aging adults. These dance structures have specific parameters that require attention control, problem solving, critical thinking, physical coordination and balance. This study aims to provide evidence that supports the practice of improvisational dance as a viable strategy to strengthen physical awareness and balance for aging adults. This research has been reviewed and approved by the University of Houston Institutional Review Board (IRB). For more information about how you can bring Balance Work for Seniorsto your organization, please contact Teresa at email@example.com.