A SPECIAL set of dance classes are returning to the community after two years away.

Dance Network Association’s Dancing with Dementia classes are returning to Witham this month.

The classes took an unwanted two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 and is now returning to bring joy to those who suffer with the illness.

The classes offer a chance for participants to experience creative movement and dance.

Classes focus on stimulation of the brain through movement, repetition, props, and musical timelines.

These factors offer the opportunity to keep the mind alert while also unlocking support for general well-being.

Classes are topped off with time for tea, biscuits, and a chat to ensure we speak with our neighbours and make friends, so no one ever feels alone.

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The project was started by CEO and founder Gemma Wright, and has spread all over the county, to Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Colchester among others.

She said: “As the world closed down in 2020 so did all our activity including our Dancing with Dementia classes.

“Throughout Covid-19 we have provided props packages, and online resources to offer support at home but most of our users are unaware of how to use technology or do not have the resources available to them.

“So, we are extremely excited about being able to get back out into the community after two years of limited activity”.

Dancing with Dementia classes are at the Witham Hub.

To find out more about the classes, or to sign up, contact the Dance Network Association at info@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk or telephone 07490 374717.