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Finding Happiness through Dance


Dance plays an important part in all cultures across the world and it has held a significant role in society for thousands of years. But what is it about dance that make us happy? There have been many studies carried out over the years attempting to discover what makes dance so enjoyable. Perhaps it is …

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Hurworth Primary’s Carnival Day


Over the past couple of months Nouveau Wellbeing have been working closely with years three and four at Hurworth Primary School as part of the Darlington Education Project. Emma Bryan, one of the Senior Practitioners has been teaching the children a range of dance styles and techniques, whilst also building confidence and self-esteem. Emma attended …

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Rose Lodge Care Home Wins Award!


Rose Lodge Care Home is one of the many care homes Nouveau Wellbeing CIC provides Chair Dance for. This happens on a weekly basis, helping them improve their health and wellbeing and build their coordination. We use equipment such as maracas and scarves to help them engage in the dances and exercises. The residents love …

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Support for Schools to Get Pupils Active


Fundamentals is a part of Nouveau Wellbeing’s Education Service. KS2 children from schools across the North East have been taking part in the programme which runs for 10 weeks throughout the school term. The aim of the programme is to get children to take part in 300 minutes of physical activity a week, it could …

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Tackling Mental Health through Physical Activity


Over the past several months Nouveau Wellbeing have been working to “Get Girls Moving!”, tackling mental health issues and depression. We have been combatting these mental health issues by encouraging a healthy work life balance, looking at preventing stress and giving participants the tools to reduce anxiety. As the project continues we have partnered up with …

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Come Cook With Us And Explore Healthy Eating


The practical sessions have an emphasis on simple foods which are tasty and nutritious. Engaging families and giving children hands on experience, allows children to explore food, taste new food and have fun. The recipes are easy to follow and we usually add additional vegetables to create a healthier meal. Things like cottage pie, stir …

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Introducing Makaton in Stockton


Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other. That’s why we …

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Dementia Awareness Week


Nouveau has been busy training and attending many activities and events for dementia awareness week, including one of our senior practitioners becoming a Dementia Friends Champion and the rest of our team becoming Dementia Friends. Rheannon attended the sports village in Middlesbrough where there was a great set up of fun games and activities including …

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Nouveau Wellbeing moves to new Head Office


After outgrowing our previous head office, we made the move to Tees Valley earlier this month where we are situated in Belasis Business Park. Our new self-contained unit is eco friendly, has much more space and has been designed internally for our purpose, including a break out area, kitchen and training room! If you would …

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Families Active Together


Sing and shimmy is a fun and exciting social class for young families using a range of equipment, dance moves and songs. The class was designed to help children improve coordination, memory and learning skills. We have received excellent feedback from parents who have seen an improvement in their child’s independence and confidence over several …

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Increasing Dementia awareness in Middlesbrough


Funded by Comic Relief’s Sport for Change, we are delivering free chair dance classes and reminiscence activities for people living with dementia. We will also be offering weekly dance/fitness classes for communities across Middlesbrough, followed by a dementia friends session, once a month for those that want to learn more about dementia. We are very …

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Step Up Get Down for Red Nose Day!


Nouveau Wellbeing has been participating in Fitbit’s Red Nose Day Campaign #StepUpGetDown. Through the campaign Fitbit are donating money to Comic Relief for every dance video uploaded to their social media. Pelton Community Centre in Chester-le-Street and Neville Parade Group in Newton Aycliffe are just a few of our classes that are getting involved by …