Ross Court Care Home learns the art of belly dancing

Belly dancing at Ross Court Care Home

On 3rd February at brighterkind’s Ross Court Care Home in Ross-on-Wye, residents enjoyed a morning of belly dancing courtesy of local dance school Alanya Bellydance.

The session was kicked off with Alanya and members of her dance troupe Liz, Jane, Sarah and Trish demonstrating the art of Belly Dancing with some slow and fast tunes. Whilst in the comfort of their seats, residents were able to join in with various musical instruments and bells. The element of sound adds another level of sensory engagement for the residents.

Then it was time to get involved for residents felt brave enough to stand up and join in. Resident Pam really took to the music and had a giggle with the ladies. Peter joined in and looked rather fetching in his pink belt complete with bells and coins that jingled with every movement. Peter said “It’s a bit tricky to get the hang of all the movements at once, but its good fun trying.”

Resident Brenda joined in too and so did Jill Walsh, a team member from Reception, who thought it was “very good exercise.”

Alanya said “It was lovely to see the smiles on the residents faces and especially find so many eager to join in and have a go!"

Magic Moments Club Co-ordinator Clare Lockley said, “It was such good fun we’re looking into setting up regular visits in future months for interested residents and team members to get involved in. We look forward to shaking our bellies again soon!”

At Ross Court Care Home we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.

Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.

Ross Court Care Home is located in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, and provides residential care and respite care.

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