Make a Move is a charity founded on the principles of music and movement making people HAPPY! The idea is simple, but it is in the PROCESS where you can see Make a Move's magic. We design and run customised sessions and projects for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups from children to adults to those over 65 (the new 50!). We do this by instilling an absolute awareness of the bond between BODY and MIND, inspiring laughter, encouraging a sense of fun and promoting happiness.

Our Projects

At Make a Move we work with a wide range of people which include children, mums, older people as well as businesses and organisations. We ensure and encourage creative movement, music, therapeutic dance and talking therapy are all used in innovative combinations to encourage healing of mind and body. Make a Move’s work is founded and guided by evidence-based research. To find out more about the projects and areas we work in please follow the link below or continue to browse the website.

With Children

Message from founder Michelle Rochester on Make a Move’s 5th birthday 

“I am so very, very proud of what we have achieved over this first five years! Our practition...

Council to fund "Move it" for another year.

We will continue to support vulnerable children next year with the support of the School Sport Partnership and the council. • To set achievable t...

Afterschool project for vulnerable young people

We would like to share with you an after school project for vulnerable young people at risk of joining gangs that can be viewed in the following video...

With Mums

Make a Move makes the news with the BalletBoyz!

A group of mums attending our Moving on Up course were delighted when two of the BalletBoyz dropped in. ...

Sarah Haddow reflects on our 5th birthday

In our birthday month, Sarah Haddow, Make a Move's resident Dance Movement Psychotherapist, reflects on our first five years. “We are f...

Message from founder Michelle Rochester on Make a Move’s 5th birthday 

“I am so very, very proud of what we have achieved over this first five years! Our practition...

Article in Pavilion Dance South West

We are pleased to report that PDSW (Pavilion Dance South West) have published an article about our successful lottery funded project, supporting mums...

With Older People

Autumn round up

Michelle tells us about Make a Move's work so far in Autumn 2016. Work in schools ...

Core funding for 3 years

Core funding for three years and Dementia funding given generously by St. Johns hospital who continue to value the work we deliver.  We will be wo...

With Businesses & Organisations

South Bristol Menopause Day

Beccy, who normally does our social media and other communications, is having a change of role and organising this great event. Make a Move is delight...

Funding for Weekend Wellness Course

We wrote about our community outreach sessions, facilitated by our Crea...

Make a Move meets Google!

Did we mention we spent the morning with Google a couple of weeks ago? The event was organised by BANE...

Yoga & Mindfulness in the Park

A collaborative project between Make a Move and Keynsham Yoga Sandhya from Keyn...

Make a Move on Social Media

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