Welcome to ConfiDance for Life: the charity using dance to bring positive, life-changing experiences to people, in terms of body image and social confidence.
ConfiDance for Life began as a chat over a cup of coffee between two dancers: Sophie, a full time development worker for a mental health project specialising in supporting people who self harm, and Nova, a professional dancer and teacher with experience of teaching many and varied groups.
Due to numerous conversations with other dancers, Sophie and Nova had realised that oriental dance had many therapeutic benefits to offer women and an idea had begun to flourish.
After many discussions, research and advice from Dundee Voluntary Action, the idea took on a more concrete form and the overall aim to offer dance to those who would benefit most from its therapeutic benefits was decided upon. This aim meant that after the initial belly dance project was making a difference in young women's lives, other projects could be set up to include men, older people, people with disabilities or physical illness.
The constitution of CONFIDANCE for Life was adopted on May 1st 2006. On the 5th October 2006, CONFIDANCE for Life received notification that it had met the charity test as laid out in sections 7 and 8 of the Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, and the fundraising began!