18 July 2017

Eleanor van der Hoest

Eleanor van der Hoest has loved dancing since her teens when she discovered the joys of moving to music and decided to put aside worries of what others may or may not think about it.

She was delighted to be invited to join the JAMS project to help people with dementia enjoy a quality experience through music and movement. Eleanor loves engaging with people in this way, and delight in seeing their liberation when they start to express themselves and expand with dance. Vital for this work is an intention encompassing simplicity of communication, empathy and authenticity both for the participant and the facilitator. More of this is needed!