Dance to Move is run in partnership with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Joanne May, Consultant Pediatric Rheumatologist is leading the medical aspect of the project with support from her medical staff.
Dance to Move aims to work creatively and physically with young patients who live with Arthritis, associated conditions and chronic pain.
There are approximately 250 children and young people who come under the care of Cardiff and Vale UHB for these reasons and Dance to Move is designed to explore physical movement which is safe and conducive to pain conditions, but which also enables the patients to have a voice, leadership and control over the content of the work delivered and offers an opportunity for self-expression.
Dance to Move aims to improve their physical health but also, vitally, their mental health and well-being too.