Residents and staff at RMBI Care Co. Home Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court, in Braintree, were in for a toe-tapping treat when a group of our talented dance students came to perform at their care home.
The students, who are studying on the level 3 Dance diploma, visited the residents on 14th June as part of their summer tour of volunteer performances in residential homes.
Residents cheered on the group, as they were entertained with different genres of dance including tap, hip-hop and contemporary dance. After the show, the students took the opportunity to chat with the audience and share stories.
Resident Ron Thompson reminisced about his dance experiences going ballroom dancing with his wife. Speaking after the students’ performance, he said: “It brought back magical memories and now my granddaughter dances too.”
Pat, another resident, was full of praise for the performance: “It was so lovely to see a variety of entertainment and it brought me back to when I used to dance.”
Activities Coordinator, Sophie George, who helped to organise the event, said: “Our residents thoroughly enjoyed the dance performance and are grateful to the students of Colchester Institute for volunteering their time. Intergenerational activities can be hugely beneficial for both groups to build social connections in the community and increase understanding and respect between different generations.”
RMBI Care Co. Home Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court, in Essex, is run by RMBI Care Co., part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. For more information, please visit: http://www.rmbi.org.uk/