Dance, Ageing and Collaborative Arts-Based Research contributes a critical and comprehensive perspective on the role of the arts –specifically dance – in enhancing the lives of older people.

The book focuses on the development of an innovative arts-based program for older adults and the collaborative process of exploring and understanding its impact in relation to ageing, social inclusion, and care. It offers a wide audience of readers a richer understanding of the role of the arts in ageing and life enrichment, critical contributions to theories of ageing and care, specific approaches to arts-based collaborative research, and an exploration of the impact of Sharing Dance from the perspective of older adults, artists, researchers, and community leaders.

Given the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of this book, it will be of interest across health, social science, and humanities disciplines, including gerontology, sociology, psychology, geography, nursing, social work, and performing arts.

Licence line: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter 1|14 pages


ByRachel Herron, Mark Skinner
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chapter 2|17 pages

Canada's National Ballet School and the evolution of Sharing Dance

ByRachel Bar, John Dalrymple
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chapter 3|23 pages

A creative collaboration in arts-based ageing research

ByMark Skinner, Rachel Bar
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chapter 4|14 pages

Critical reflections on arts for ageing, dementia, and health

ByRachel Bar, Pia Kontos
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chapter 5|15 pages

Advancing age- and dementia-related social inclusion through Sharing Dance

ByRachel Herron, Sheila Novek, Verena Menec
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chapter 6|14 pages

Voices and lived experiences of Sharing Dance

ByRachel Bar, Margaret Dunphy, Rachel Herron, Ruth Snider, Whitney Strachan, Craig Wingrove
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chapter 7|12 pages

Challenging the culture of dementia care through Sharing Dance

ByPia Kontos, Alisa Grigorovich
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chapter 8|16 pages

Technological glitches and creative interactions in Sharing Dance

ByAn Kosurko, Ilkka Arminen, Melisa Stevanovic
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chapter 9|18 pages

On the community dimensions and dynamics of Sharing Dance

ByVerena Menec, Mark Skinner, An Kosurko
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chapter 10|13 pages

Future directions for collaborative arts-based ageing research

ByRachel Bar, Rachel Herron
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chapter |10 pages


Sharing Dance with older adults during COVID-19
BySheena Campbell, Cassy Borth, Jenn Kairies, Jennifer Killing
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