Impact of the Implementation of Dance Therapy Workshops on the Quality of Life of Dependent Elderly People Institutionalized Within the Establishments of the Univi Group (Unidance)


Centre Médical Porte Verte


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Dance Therapy Workshop


Other: Dance therapy

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


Dance is a multimodal activity involving motor, cognitive, sensory and sensory-motor skills as well as emotional and social skills. A growing body of research shows that the creative arts and physical exercise are able to alleviate disability, improve social interactions, and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The Associative Group UNIVI wants to evaluate through this study the effects of the practice of dance on the quality of life of the people accommodated in its USLD and EHPAD

Full description

This research is an interventional study involving the human person of category 2 involving only minimal risks and constraints, it is multicentric and longitudinal prospective. This is a before/after study to measure the effects of the implementation of a dance therapy activity on the quality of life of the elderly population housed in the 30 establishments of the univi group. The dance therapy will be deployed in all the medico-social establishments participating in the study over a period of 12 weeks. To do this, dance therapists will be recruited to provide these classes. The dance-therapy will be carried out: in groups of 10 to 12 people who have given their informed consent, at least twice a week per group, over a period of 30 to 45 minutes maximum twice a week for 3 months. Several groups per establishment can be planned depending on the number of people who can and want to be included in the dance workshop. 940 participant in the study will be inclued and followed at 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after the end of the dance therapy workshops.


940 estimated patients




60 to 110 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • People aged over 60
  • Dependent elderly people residing in EHPAD or USLD including people under guardianship and curatorship
  • People having signed an informated and weitten consent
  • People with a minimum of language skills to understand instructions and simple questions

Exclusion criteria

  • Participants in palliative care
  • Contraindication to the practice of dance
  • Severe cognitive and/or behavioral disorders that do not allow you to follow a dance workshop
  • Permanent bed rest
  • Non-affiliation to a social security scheme

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

940 participants in 1 patient group

Before/after study
Other group
Before/after study to measure the effects of the implementation of a dance therapy activity on the quality of life of the elderly population
Other: Dance therapy

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