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Déda as a charity is committed to the promotion of movement through dance and contemporary circus activities for the benefit of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Classes are a great way to keep fit and lift the spirits. Many scientists confirm that dancing releases endorphins and often prompts an emotional release so it’s great for letting go of pent-up emotions and improving your mood. Find a class that suits you here.
Did you know a recent survey found that over 75% of us would like more real-life conversations. Déda are involved in the Chatty Café scheme, see here for more information.
As well as benefits to health through physical exercise, dance positively impacts mental wellbeing, confidence and social interaction. We take dance and movement out into the community of Derby to enrich people’s lives, find out about our projects here.
The health and wellbeing of our staff is an important factor in contributing to the success of Déda. The aims of our Wellness at work Policy, and any initiatives and programmes that emerge are to enable everyone to thrive, promote good mental, physical and emotional health and engagement in our working culture. We want our employees to have access to wellness resources and to take part in wellness activities. To support this we have eat together Tuesdays and opportunities for taster classes.
Arts Council England
Levels of subjective wellbeing are generally reported to be higher amongst those with higher arts and culture engagement
We offer over 50 classes each week suitable for all ages and abilities. See our Classes page for more information.Classes