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Moves and Melodies

Moves and Melodies is an age friendly project in the Millennium Forum that includes song and dance workshops for 60 people.

This project will be provided complimentary and will be held once a month in our Studio Theatre. The music facilitator is Fiona Logue and the dance facilitators are Emma Lindsay and Claire Harkin. There will be an opportunity to learn new dance skills and sing a range of song styles every month.

CLAIRE HARKIN

Claire is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with many years experience in dance, both in performing and teaching. After completing a dance performance degree in 2010 Claire went on to complete a masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy in 2013. Realising the potential that dance could have on health and wellbeing she set up her company Moving Bodies Moving Minds and has worked with populations such as, adults and children with learning difficulties, children in Foster care and those living with dementia. Moves and Melodies is an exciting opportunity to work with a wide variety of people through movement and song and Claire is looking forward to coming together and having a great boogie.

EMMA LINDSAY

Emma is a Dance graduate from the University of Ulster at Magee. She has always had a passion for dance so in 2015, she set up her own dance school called Emma Lindsay Dance. Emma runs classes for children on a weekly basis and also deliver dance workshops in the community and in schools around the City. Music and dance have been a big part of Emma’s life and she is really excited to be involved in this new and exciting project Moves & Melodies.

FIONA LOGUE

Fiona is a highly experienced choral conductor, pianist and accompanist. and taught music for many years in St Cecelia’s College. When completing her Masters in Music qualification, Fiona’s chosen focus was on Music in the Community. Her specialist area of research concentrated on the effect music can have on people living with dementia or other forms of memory loss.

Fiona is a firm believer in ‘music for all’ and this conviction led her to establish the group Melodies & Memories in 2017. This is an inclusive music group for people living with dementia, their family members and friends, as well as extending a warm welcome to older people in the community who like to sing. Fiona is very excited to be involved with the wonderful Moves & Melodies project and she is looking forward to meeting many talented singers and dancers.

Moves and Melodies 2022 Dates & Time

2pm – 3.30pm

Thursday, 19 May 2022
Thursday, 23 June 2022
Thursday, 21 July 2022
Thursday, 18 August 2022
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Thursday, 20 October 2022
Thursday, 17 November 2022
Thursday, 8 December 2022

Booking is now open. For further information contact Lisa Heaney on 028 7127 2779 or email lisah@millenniumforum.co.uk

Moves and Melodies Launch January 2020