…putting mental health and wellbeing first! We aim to positively impact, encourage & develop the mental & physical health of participants. In safe and supportive space's participants are inspired to express emotions, experiences, ideas and questions utilizing the process of creative and inclusive Dance practice.
Why Lemons & Why Dance?
Est. 2019 by inclusive Dance Artist - David Darcy, in response to a overwhelming increase in reports of male suicide and with a personal feeling of helpless - a idea was born. From years of experience in working across multiple sectors and witnessing how Dance can break down barriers, build confidence, allow for creativity and most importantly provides oppertunity to express ourselves.
Originally lemonMEN, a weekly session for Men to explore feelings, connect with others, be creative and Dance! With aims to provide men with an alternative way to commutate while helping to build positive attitudes towards life's difficulties and successes.
After a couple of insightful years in 2021 we organically developed into LemonDANCE Community Interest Company - this simply meaning we can keep the community we serve at the heart of everything we do while having the governance and correct procedures in place to move forward with new ideas, projects and sessions.
and in the end of 2021 saw our new session begin - Let'sDANCE!
"a decrees in people's Mental health due to affect 1 in 2"
"suicide rates among men and women are at its highest"
"Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections on the rise"
benefits of Dancing...
improved condition of your heart and lungs
increased strength, endurance & fitness
increased social circle
increase in self-esteem and confidence
better coordination, agility and flexibility
"LemonMEN has given me more confidence and has allowed me to be more creative and be able to express myself more in Dance "
a LITTLE feedback...
"Brilliant, Stewart has really benefited from joining the group and has enjoyed his time with you. Keep up the good work guys "
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