DANCE WITH HEALTH - A EU collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer
Project ref. 590443-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-SPO-SCP


The basic view of DANCE WITH HEALTH is that sport for cancer patients has a double role. The first is connected with physical education, movement and health information, concepts contained in the primary directions of the EU. The other role is connected with learning and education. Through training, patients can be supported by skilled experts who can properly accompany them in their difficult path of treatments and recovery.

Considering this, and in order to support the implementation of the Guidelines, the project wants to promote physical activity in the form of dance to breast cancer survivors and women who are still in treatment aged 30-65 by offering an innovative dance protocol to involve them in a moderate/vigorous physical activity as a consequence, to make them accept and reconnect with their bodies, build new self-confidence, enhance self-expression, address feelings of isolation, depression, anger and fear and to strengthen personal resources and above all, to do a physical activity necessary for their wellbeing. Thus, the project through the development of its dance protocol aims to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in sport for all.

Project activities will be:

- Development of an innovative dance protocol for breast cancer survivors and women who are still in treatment to involve them in a moderate/vigorous physical activity;

- Training (train the trainers) dance teachers and experts in physical education and health to standardize the protocol and make it transferable and replicable also in other contexts and countries;

-Organization of multipliers events open to the public to inform them about the project and of other topics as the importance of physical activity for the maintenance of health status; physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases; dance and its psychological and physiological effects.


Erasmus+: Sport Collaborative Partnership


University of Rome “Foro Italico” (IT)


Incontradonna onlus (IT)

Istituto Europeo per lo Sviluppo Socio Economico (IT)

Asociacia za Razvitie na Bulgarskia Sport (BG)

Klaipeda Region Women Information centre (LT)

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (UK)

Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht (NL)

Duration of project:

1.1. 2018 - 30. 06. 2020

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Giovedì, 1 Marzo 2018 - 3:45pm