Peter is a participant of our Monday evening Music Therapy/Line Dancing group. The program consists of two parts: the first hour is conducted by a professional musician who uses a variety of techniques including familiar song-singing; instrument playing; music listening; movement to music and performance.
The second part of the program consists of Line Dancing. Our workers, Margaret and Mark, teach a series of choreographed steps to participants. The program provides participants with a creative enjoyable outlet; encourages interaction with others; assists with mobility and motor skills and helps build self-esteem and develop new skills.
Peter’s mother said that Line Dancing takes pride of place in Peter’s week. Even when it is time to celebrate a family occasion or to watch the footy, if it’s Monday night and Line Dancing is on, Peter says he would prefer to go to Line Dancing.
Peter had lost contact with some of his friends after retiring from his work. Being involved with the program has enabled Peter to get back in contact with them. Each week Peter looks forward to participating in the music and Line Dancing program, socialising with his friends and has the biggest smile on his face when he participates in the program.