ABOUT GOLDEN TOES
Golden Toes is about bringing dance, music and joy to the older person.
The syllabus has been created by Co Director Breeze de Albuquerque. Breeze has danced since the age of three years old and has been teaching dance in London, Oxford and throughout the UK for the last seven years. With a background in care, dance and music and having vast experience in teaching to a wide range of students from babies, adults with special needs, professional dancers and musicians, celebrities and the older person, Breeze has an absolute passion for all to be able to dance, whatever age, whatever ability and she felt compelled to devise the special Golden Toes syllabus. Breeze de Albuquerque
Director and Creative Director
Breeze created the syllabus for Golden Toes to bring dance, music and joy to older people. Along with her husband, musician Michael, she also created the unique music for the syllabus. Breeze has danced since the age of three years and has been teaching dance and music for 10 years. She is highly experienced with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and abilities. Breeze gets the best out of everyone, whatever age, whatever ability.
Managing Director Veronique Murdoch has had experience within the care environment from a young age when her family owned a care home on the South Coast. Veronique believes that hobbies and interests play a big part of happiness and that it is important to maintain engaging activities to help with a sense of overall wellbeing and achievement. Studying ballet and dance at school and gymnastics to a high level, Veronique has always had a passion for dance, movement and music.
Breeze and Veronique are mother and daughter and they love all the students, teachers and staff they come into contact with. "it is a real pleasure to do these classes, something very special happens."
ABOUT THE CLASSES
Seated classes include styles such as: Ballet, Modern, Ballroom, Latin, Tap plus other genres
Uniquely recorded music to make joining in easier
Tailored classes to suit seated and/or standing abilities - everyone and anyone can take part
Trained teachers with dance and care experience
Exciting props to help fulfil on dance moves
Classes delivered in a caring, respectful and dignified manner
Effective, fun and safe
Helps balance, gait, posture and reaction times
Provides enjoyable engaging mental stimulation, helps with memory
Helps keep muscles and joints flexible
Helps to give confidence and social inclusion
Positive and fun
Overall sense of physical, emotional and social well being
Regular exercise helps reduce the occurrence of chronic conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and osteoporosis
Contributes to recommended daily levels of exercise
THE SAMBA - "BEAUTIFULLY DANCED"
"My grand-daughter is a Golden Toes teacher. While she was training she asked if I would like to participate in a class so she had someone to practice on. I didn't know what to expect but wow, it was incredible how good I felt.
Having very little mobility in my lower body I was unsure of how much I was going to be able to join in with. I managed every movement and loved using the props for each dance style.
The next day I felt amazing - all my muscles were loose and relaxed, I would definitely join in with a class again."
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We provide to many independent homes, small and large groups, local and national charities, local and national government centres, including:
Bupa, HC-One, Brighterkind, Order of St Johns Care Trust, Avery Healthcare, St Monica's Trust, Care UK, Gracewell, Barchester, Majesticare, Oxfordshire County Council, Avery, Priory Care, Age UK