Breathe Dance for Staff Wellbeing - Breathe

Breathe Dance for Staff Wellbeing

Our evening dance class for Guy’s and Thomas’ NHS staff to relieve stress and boost wellbeing

Breathe Dance for Staff Wellbeing is a dance class designed to increase physical and mental fitness, by releasing tension, stretching out and strengthening the body.

Breathe Dance for Staff Wellbeing is a dance programme for NHS staff designed to reduce stress and increase physical fitness by stretching and strengthening the body in a fun and supportive environment, creating a sense of community amongst colleagues.

Sessions run on the first Tuesday of every month, 6pm-7pm, in a venue close to either Guy’s or St Thomas’ Hospital. Each class offers the chance to try out a different dance style, from Latin, contemporary and hip hop to ballroom, jazz and West African, all led by expert dance artists.

Hear more about Breathe Dance from our amazing NHS staff participants in this short film.


73% of Breathe Dance participants reported a positive impact on their sense of being cared for

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Classes are aimed at all levels and no previous dance experience is required. Dance classes take place at local venues to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS.

For me, the Breathe Dance classes are a welcomed break from a challenging day working as an NHS Occupational Therapist. They create a positive, fun and restorative space for us to recharge!
Melissa, Breathe Dance Participant

Frequently asked questions

Our classes are open to all levels, with no experience of dance necessary. All movements are explained and demonstrated verbally and physically, with options to adapt or develop if needed. Exercises and routines are repeated in the class giving you a chance to learn and build confidence.

We recommend seeking advice from your GP before you take part in any new physical activity, but all movements and exercises can be adapted to suit your needs.

Our Partners

If you are interested to bring Breathe Dance for Staff Wellbeing to your NHS Trust or workplace, please get in touch

Evaluation Report 2020

Read 'Compassionate Care in a Year of Change', a full Evaluation Report on our Performing Arts Programme at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

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