Best Foot Forward - joyful dance for older people

If you share our belief that dance brings joy and makes life better for older people, please support our Best Foot Forward project today.

We did it!

On 14th Aug 2018 we successfully raised £737 with 39 supporters in 28 days

At Dance in Devon, we believe that dance can be for everyone. Life is better when we move together and we are proud that we have been able to make this happen for all kinds of people in all kinds of ways. 

But we now need your support to continue our Best Foot Forward dance project for older people.

Best Foot Forward is one of our passion projects and it has reminded us just how joyful and powerful dance can be. 12 months ago, a curious group of older people came together, with doctors and family spurring them on, to see how dancing might help them be stronger, more confident and more independent and what a difference a year makes!


Now, a group of beaming, brave, energetic dancers, their journey this last year has been almost unbelievable. We are all blown away by their commitment, courage and artistry. What started as an experiment in dance for health has become one of the tightest communities we work with. As a group of dancers they have developed confidence, skill and style – performing in festivals, making new work, contributing to how the sessions might develop. As a group of friends they have been on theatre trips, held tea parties, given each other with lifts and they’ve been there for one another through the more difficult days.

We are so proud that we made this happen but Best Foot Forward has come to an end and we really don’t want to stop these amazing people dancing together or stop offering these opportunities to others. If we can raise £5k now, our small, dedicated team can continue to deliver Best Foot Forward for a further 6 months.

We know that the simple joy of making and sharing dance really can change lives. Can you support us to continue Best Foot Forward?


If we reach this target any additional funds raised will allow us to work with new partners to develop this project further across Devon.


Image Credit - Gemma Smith Photography

About Dance in Devon:

Life in Devon is an adventure and we believe dance is the only way to ride.

As a charity for happier and healthier local communities we’re here for each other every hop, skip and step of the way. We’re here for the good times; the knees up, the laughter, the performance of a lifetime.

And when life gets the better of you – when physical or mental health aren’t on your side – we’ll move you forward with a dose of dance. We’ll give life new meaning. We’ll bring joy on the darkest of days.

With dance in your life; your voice will be heard, your mind will brighten, and your body will discover expression.

All in all, life is better when we move together.

When we dance through life.

Long live dance. Long live Dance in Devon

Our Vision is to create happier, healthier and better connected communities through dance

Our Mission is to enrich and energise communities through bold, responsive and collaborative dance adventures in Devon

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