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The Dancing for Health company was founded and created by Tracey Barnes from Smartdanceworks. This innovative and unique company that uses the power of partner dancing to enhance the health and well being of people with health issues nationwide. Dancing is a multidimensional activity that contributes positively to many aspects of a persons overall health.

The company continues to find ways, techniques and creates programmes to assist people with various health issues, whether they are suffering from depression or stress to recovering cancer patients or the terminally ill.

The company creates a full package of health, well-being and fitness through safe, bespoke 'Dancing for health' programmes, to enable all participants to dance their way to a better lifestyle.

Because dancing has many physical, social and emotional benefits to health the company's vision is to see Dancing for Health offered as a physical activitiy to help many health issues, to positively impact others lives and to "share the health"

Click the play button on the video below to some of the health benefits of Dancing

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Dancing for the Terminally ill

Dance instructor, Tracey Barnes from Smartdanceworks/Dancing for Health, based in Derbyshire has created a partner dance programme for use within the hospice environment for people diagnosed with a terminal illness.

The Dancing for Health programme recently debuted at St Lukes’s Hospice, Sheffield, on April 27th, 2016. St Luke’s is the first Hospice in the UK to offer partner dancing as one of their physical activity services.

The programme is aimed at people who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to go along to a public dance class, but can now enjoy being able to learn to dance within the safe and familiar environment of the hospice. The participants only need a partner, whether their own partner, family member or a friend. The class will focus on learning something new together in a fun and relaxed small group. No previous dance experience is necessary. 

The programme has been developed working with the Hospice’s physiotherapists and is designed to cater for the needs of the people with less mobility or restriction in movement. 


The Dancing for Health company offers many services from creating bespoke dance programmes for your specific health needs to having inspiring teachers that use good technique in their dance classes to provide safe practice with the well being of the customer being their priority.

NEW - Dancing for Health instructor Training courses coming soon. 

For more information on our services please call 07721 046757