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Stay Active with Arthritis Exercises Through Dance Moves

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Keeping active is vital for people living with arthritis. This is because exercise increases strength and flexibility which can help to decrease arthritis symptoms like joint pain and fatigue. 

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.

Arthritis Queensland have partnered with Queensland Ballet to develop this ONLINE group dance program to help Queenslanders living with arthritis to get active with movements that are safe and beneficial to arthritis management. 

Queensland Ballet is a professional ballet company that offers inclusive workshops and endeavours to connect people and dance across Queensland. 

About Dance Moves

Dance Moves is a virtual group dance program designed to help Queenslanders living with arthritis increase their physical activity while having fun. This means that, each week you can join your class from the comfort of your own home with a dance teacher guiding you through a live dance class

As a 12-week program, we’ll stay with you at each step of the way. We can help to keep you motivated, offer support, and also provide additional resources so you can incorporate safe movement into your lifestyle. All classes are beginner-friendly and arthritis-friendly; no prior experience of dancing is required!

With the support of the Dance Moves community, we can help ensure you’re living life to the fullest.

Sign up to Dance Moves today

To join the program and go to your first class, click the start date and time that suits you, select your payment option and complete your registration. We’ll then send you an email welcoming you to the Dance Moves program. This email will prompt you with a few questions to ensure the program will be safe and suitable for you. Once completed, we’ll get in touch with you to complete your individual Introduction Session!

Dance classes starting from 12 June 2023


To gain access to the program you must:

  • Live with arthritis,
  • Reside in Queensland, and
  • Be aged 18 years or over

Dance Moves is a "Pay-What-You-Can" program to make sure that all participants are able to access exercise, regardless of their ability to pay. If you choose to pay, your payment will go towards the ongoing costs of running the dance program.

There are 3 payment options you can choose from:

  1. Access the Program for free ($0), or
  2. Access the Program at half price ($60), or
  3. Access the Program at the standard price ($120).

Regardless of the payment option you choose, the program is the same for everyone.

Staying active and exercising is an important part of managing arthritis pain and discomfort. The best way to exercise when living with arthritis will depend on your individual situation. It might include walking, swimming, stretching, dance, water exercise (or water aerobics), bike riding, or even using an exercise bike.

Exercising regularly can help strengthen your muscles and lead to a decrease in joint pain, fatigue, muscle tension and stress.

While arthritis is not reversible, there are certainly things you can do to limit the amount of discomfort or pain from arthritis. Exercising regularly with workouts tailored to your arthritis type is a great way to increase your mobility, flexibility and strength.

Arthritis exercises are important to help maintain and improve flexibility and strength in your muscles and joints. However some exercise and overexertion can actually do more harm than good. High impact exercise or very high intensity exercises can sometimes cause joints to stiffen. This can worsen some pre-existing arthritis symptoms.

By joining the Dance Moves program you will be introduced to a form of exercise that can help improve mobility and joint pain.

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 More about exercising with arthritis

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Proudly supported by the Queensland Government and Health and Wellbeing Queensland through ActiveKIT Round 2.

Your gift will help fund self-management courses, education seminars and will provide individual support for people living with arthritis.