Dance as a way of enhancing the lives of older people will be a principal theme of an academic book to be published later this year. The book promises to focus on the development of an arts based programme for older adults and understanding its impact on ageing, social inclusion and care. It includes a section on Sharing Dance, an outreach community initiative by Canada’s National Ballet School. This offers free dance programmes across all age groups and includes sessions for seniors designed to improve quality of life and create communities.