Healthy Ageing: The Grand Challenge
- 08:30 - 16:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Sarah Platt (PGDT (Dance), BPhil (Hons), RAD RTS, FIDTA, RAD Dip; Dance Ex Dip; Anat Dip.)
Having trained with the Royal Academy of Dance, Sarah has taught and managed her private sector dance school for 25 years. Research in ‘Inclusive Dance Practice’ instigated an interest in more diverse teaching, and practice based research with the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project in 2012 initiated a speciality in teaching older learners.
Sarah was instrumental in implementing the Silver Swans Ballet classes at RAD HQ, and current teaching in the lifelong learning sector ranges from Silver Swans and Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing to chair based dance classes for those with Alzheimers and additional needs.
Enjoying a varied teaching programme, she also tutors, mentors and supervises trainee teachers in a range of dance teaching aspects, including primary school education, traditional classical ballet classes and those developing their teaching with older learners in a variety of contexts.