Alive Activities delivered a series of online dance sessions in care homes in the South West during the lockdown in 2021. The sessions , led by Malena Grilli , covered a variety of ballroom dances from around the world. As well as teaching dance steps and movement, Malena also led discussions around the context and history of the dances and enabled the residents to reminisce on their own experiences.
These classes were invaluable for the care home residents during lockdown when social interaction was very limited . The sessions enabled people to connect with each other, rediscover old interests and learn new skills, bringing joy to everyone who took part.