Dance, Exercise and Movement
Dance is a fun and rewarding form of exercise and a great way to keep fit!
See what dance activities are available in Haringey:
- Learn to Dance
- Dance Classes
- Group Exercise
- Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnerships
- Haringey Dance Forum
If you're thinking of joining a dance group and still undecided about which genre to go for, have a look at the NHS Choices Learn to Dance interactive tool. This can be found on their Dance for Fitness page (external link). This fun tool will guide you through the moves from Grease to Bollywood moves to dance for the over 60s.
Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnerships (EMDP) also gives you low down on differing dance styles and a handy tool to help you find a class - EMDP what dance style and where can I dance (external link).
Did you know there are a number of dance classes taking place in Haringey's Fusion Leisure Centres. Search the Fusion Lifestyle's website (external link) for your nearest centre.
Current dance activities in Haringey:
Please note: these dance classes are independent of Haringey Council and Haringey Dance Forum. You should (as with all physical and leisure activities being offered by an organisation) check that they have all insurances, qualifications and DBS necessary in order to run these classes safely.
For details of group exercise classes taking place in the borough (such as Zumba, Zumba Gold, Aerobics and Caribbean Rhythms), search the Fusion Lifestyle's website (external link) for your nearest centre.
EMD UK, previously known as EMDP, is the lead National Governing Body (NGB) for exercise, movement and dance. It's a not for profit organisation dedicated to the development of exercise, movement and dance provision throughout the UK. EMD UK’s vision is to have "More people enjoying lifelong good health and wellbeing through exercise, movement and dance". EMD UK has recently been awarded funds through Sport England which will help their aim to get more people exercising through dance than ever before.
You can affiliate to EMD UK as a Teacher of Dance or Club, Group or School. You will receive a number of benefits such as:
- Reduced insurance payments such as Liability Insurance and PPL Music Licence
- Access to online forums and promotion of your classes through their online database
- 15% off your fee when applying for a DBS check
Visit the EMD UK website (external link) to find out what is available for you in London.
Haringey Dance Forum is currently being developed in the borough. The forum is for anyone that is involved in the teaching, instructing and advancement of dance in the community. The forum will provide an environment where those involved in dance can meet to discuss issues relating to dance, exercise and movement, and work collaboratively in Haringey to create and manage a fully functioning forum which can organise and run events for the Haringey community. The forum is currently open to new members!