Sue, one of our volunteers, recently met Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden when she visited her dance group for The One Show.

When Sue met AmyDrawing on her own experience, Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancer, Amy Dowden, talks to women with cancer and looks at some of the initiatives that are helping them to regain confidence, including Move Dance Feel, a group that Sue attends.

You can watch this segment of The One Show on BBC iPlayer (2.08 – 6.40):

Sue explains “Dancing with others and with a TV camera weaving in and out for The One Show was a different experience from dancing in my living room, but by the end of the hour, I felt so energised. It was great to chat with Amy Dowden from Strictly Come Dancing about how treatments affected our range of movement in the short and long term.”

Sue talks about the women-only group here:

“I have been dancing online with Move Feel Dance for 3 years, starting in the final lockdown as I finished 14 treatment cycles. You don’t need to be able to dance you can sit on a chair and join in. It is a women-only group, and you need to be undergoing or finished treatment for any cancer.

“After an hour of stretching, dancing, and cooling down there are 15 minutes to chat. When I started it was about who had left the house to go to a hospital appointment, there was nowhere else to go at the time. Over the years the chat has become more varied and has very little to do with our treatment. No one will ask you what type of cancer you have unless you volunteer it yourself, you don’t have to stay for the chat at the end.”

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