The Blind Can Dance

The Blind Can Dance was delivered in partnership with Nia Yorkshire. The project was launched on June 2011. It offered specially designed exercise routines which could be attempted by standing or sitting. These activities improve and help to develop flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength. The main aim was to get active whilst enjoying dance sessions.  

This project was held in different community centres such as:

Hamara Centre Leeds

Leeds Jewish Welfare Trust Board

Irish Health and Homes

Leeds Hindu Temple

Mary Sunley House Leeds 

The project provided 60 specialised sessions in BME communities with visual impairments. 

Feedback from Service Users 

“I have diabetes, due to this I feel numbness in my both legs and it blocked movement around my shoulder. After taking part in this activity. I felt better movement in my shoulder muscles. Enjoy taking part and feels relaxed and light afterwards.”

“I have tightness at my right hip, blocked movement and pain at my left shoulder. After taking part I have better movement in my shoulder and feel light. Hip feels bit better after session but still I have tightness and pain. I always wait for the next week.”

“I have had a stroke which resulted in blocked movement and tightness at my right hand side and feel  hard to use my hand for my daily needs? After taking part it has developed better movement, less tightness and blocked movement in my hand and arm, can manage to use my hand to peal orange, hold a mug and can use my hand to feed myself in better way. And want to continue this exercise.”

“I have pain and tightness in my chest because I am asthmatic. I have pain at my hip and have blocked movement at my both knees. Afterward’s I feel relaxed, light. Most importantly enjoy doing exercise in the group.”  


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