Loosen Up Dance Program

Following the very successful pilot, Arthritis NSW is happy to introduce Loosen Up.

Arthritis and Dance

Several studies have found people suffering from arthritis had improvement in mobility and joint pain, as well as positive changes in depression, anxiety, fatigue and tension when participating in a dance program once a week.

Benefits of dance
  • Boosts your mood
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves overall fitness
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
What is Loosen Up?

Loosen Up is a 10-week dance class run via ZOOM and broken into two streams:

12pm Thursdays
Kizomba and Bachata
This is for those that are new to dance or have difficulty standing and walking for extended periods of time. Each week we’ll take you through a new routine, exploring different footwork and movements from these two different dance styles that is largely lower body focused.

10am Mondays
Salsa and Afrofusion
This is for those that have taken some dance classes or our Loosen Up program in the past. It includes new choreographies each week that has faster rhythms and more full body dance movements.

Our Partner

Arthritis NSW has partnered with Health Alliance Movement, a community-based clinic for allied health services (Exercise Physiology & Physiotherapist providers) to facilitate this program.


$10 per class

Payment is on a per-term basis, and varies depending on the number of classes to be held in any particular term.

2022 Term Dates
  • Term 1: Monday 31 Jan – Saturday 9 April
  • Term 2: Tuesday 26 Apr – Saturday 2 Jul
  • Term 3: Monday 18 Jul – Saturday 24 Sep
  • Term 4: Monday 10 Oct – Saturday 17 Dec
Term 3 Registration

Registrations for Term 2 are now closed. Registrations for Term 3 will open on Monday 4 July for the classes that have availability. Please keep an eye on our emails for more details or join our waitlist below:

Waitlist: Loosen Up

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