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Dementia Hero Training 2019

Dementia Hero Training begins in March 2019 for allied health professionals and body aware practitioners. If you are interested in facilitating wellbeing dance/non-verbal communication workshops which empower and value people who live with dementia, this is for you. Tiina Alinen created the successful and valued, Come Dance With Me program, delivered by Dementia Australia with Christine Bryden. For more information, contact to have the 2019 flyer sent to you or have a look at the website under communication/dementia hero training

Dementia Hero Training

People caring about people.

Our current workshop facilitator training begins this weekend in Sandgate. We believe inclusion and communication is key to quality of life and our Wellbeing Dance program values diverse communication styles. We look forward to sharing the Listening Eyes technique with these future facilitators.

‘Moments of Self’ 3 & 4 February 2017

Moments of Self
Brisbane Multicultural Centre
Kangaroo Point

7.00pm Friday 3 February 2017
2.00pm Saturday 4 February 2017

Tickets: $10 per person | $20 per 2 people | $30 per 4 people

Tickets can be purchased via the below pozible campaign Pozible Project - Moments of Self

Tickets can be collected at the box office 30 minutes before the performance

‘Moments of Self’ is a community dance performance and celebration about us, and our special places. Brisbane and its surrounding area is a wonderful place to live and this project highlights the diverse beauty of this place and its people.

Performance maker, Tiina Alinen is working with people who range in age from their 20’s into their 70’s and is inspired by how they life their life. Ms Alinen has a creative interest in place identity, working with people over 50 years of age and intergenerational projects.

Please join us as we rejoice in ageing with fresh eyes through a dance performance. The performers will inspire and surprise you.

For more information about this performance, please contact Tiina Alinen e:

Moments of Self

'Moments of Self' is a community arts celebration produced by Alinen Arts, about us and our special places. Performance Maker, Tiina Alinen is the Creative Director working with a group of wonderful people in Brisbane, who inspire her through the way, they live life. They range in age from their 20's into their 70's.

Come Dance With Me | Dementia Friendly Creative Dance Classes

COME DANCE WITH ME... Dementia Friendly Creative Dance Classes created and led by Tiina Alinen and in association with Alzheimers Australia (Qld). This program is inspired by Christine Bryden and supported by founding member Beverley Giles. The Come Dance With Me program has been designed collaboratively with people with dementia, to make it truly dementia friendly. It offers creative dance, based on non-verbal conversation through movement, and includes socialisation as well as moderate physical exercise. The 2 hour class includes a 1/2 hour break for refreshment, cooling down, and socialisation. We aim for a class size of 6 people with dementia and 6 supporters, with volunteers at hand to offer assistance if needed. A new block of six classes begins Tuesday 7th April 2015 from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm at the Woolloongabba Hall, 22 Qualtrough Street Woolloongabba. The classes are free and all are welcome. For more information about these dementia friendly creative dance workshops, please contact Alzheimers Australia (Qld)

Alinen Arts | Community Care Classes | March 2015

image-1 Community Care Classes with Tiina Alinen When: Wednesday 11th March 2015 (for 3 weeks) Where: Grange Community Hall Address: 187 Wilston Rd, Newmarket Time: 6.00 - 7.30 pm Cost: $30 for 3 classes (pay at first class) Bring: A friend and a towel Enquiries and bookings: 0400731624