Moove & Groove is a world first using existing research on the benefits of music and movement for dementia. Using headphones is a targeted way of experiencing music activating memories, improving moods and increasing participation in movement. It is a wonderful experience that families can do with their loved ones living with dementia. We created a world first silent disco for dementia program.
A Magical Musical Movement Experience
Moove & Groove use silent disco technology to create an immersive musical and movement experience for our senior community. Our program is specially designed by music therapists and exercise physiologists to maximise positive outcomes. Our classes are proven to have 50% more engagement using silent disco headphones.
What We Do
Our classes are lead by expertly trained instructors guiding the group through DANCE moves and commentary to create engagement.
Our MUSIC has been specifically selected to activate memories from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Our MOVEMENTS have been designed in partnership with an exercise physiologist to develop balance, strength, flexibility and coordination.
All of these elements are enhanced by using SILENT DISCO TECHNOLOGY.
We provide highly trained instructors to run classes at your facility or we can train your staff to lead Moove & Groove classes.Find out more
Active Seniors classes
We Moove & Groove at community centres and aged care facilities with our excellent instructors or we can train you to Moove and Groove.Find out more
Are you having a special event with members of the seniors community? Moove and Groove is the perfect way to create that magical experience you are looking for! We will work with you to create an experience you will never forget.Find out more
Full immersion | Full engagement | Activating memories | Making connections | Feeling the joy
An Exceptionally Unique Experience
“It’s a great initiative for older people! It gets us moving and energized. It is a happy experience and we are learning dance moves!” Jennifer
“It is the BEST way to exercise with music and to mix with people!” Margaret
“When I registered to be part of a pilot program I was very unsure of my ability to dance and exercise. I had a motorbike accident several years ago that has left me with health issues. I very much enjoyed the experience and am SO glad I got out of my comfort zone to participate!” Mary
“DiscoDTours has a beneficial effect on cognition using a music-based exercise programme in groups of people with all levels of dementia. The social interaction enjoyed in the sessions promotes general well-being, improved cognition, strength and overall health.” Karen – Geriatric Specialist
You can book one of our expertly trained instructors to provide the Moove & Groove program at your location. The instructor will bring all the equipment and provide your community with a magical musical and movement experience.
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We are able to successfully train your staff to run the Moove & Groove program at your location, wherever you are! We provide online training, additional training support, certification, leasing of the silent disco equipment and props used in the program.
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Moove & Groove your way to increasing activity and movement in your seniors community
How it started
We started by creating experiences for groups to silent disco in The Rocks, Sydney. discodtours brings joy to hens parties, corporate events and many other groups as they experience the delight of silent disco on the city streets!
Moove & Groove was born from this as a way of using the silent disco technology to connect with those living with dementia. Moove & Groove completed a pilot program at Huntingdon’s Dementia Care Home in Bexley, Sydney. The results were so successful that we have expanded across the Eastern and Northern Beaches of Sydney.
This program is a world first and leverages much existing research on the benefits of music and movement for dementia.
Mental Stimulation via the music which reactivates memories – this creates “happy states” and participants go into awakened states during class.
The physical exercise and immersive nature of the headphones means participants are fully engaged are more able to listen to movement instructions.
Moove & Groove reduces agitation and participants are easier to manage after class.
Connections are created through this magical shared experience. Moove & Groove connections are made between participants, staff and family members too. It is the perfect activity to invite the whole family to join!
What it is
All participants are given silent disco headphones and hear the same music.
A trained instructor gives directions on dance & exercise moves, a commentary and motivation to participants through a microphone
The music has been specially selected to maximise memory activation. Tracks chosen are from the 1940s, 50s and 60s plus some new ones too!
Our movement are designed to develop balance, strength, flexibility and coordination.
We use a number of different props during our classes like pom poms, streamers or balls to increase engagement.