Table 1

Intervention description using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist

1. Brief nameEffects of Senior Dance on risk factors for falls (DanSE)
2. WhyStrong evidence demonstrates that specific types of exercise are effective for preventing falls among older people. However, older people’s participation and adherence to such exercise programmes is suboptimal. Type of exercise and apathy are reported to be barriers to exercise participation, suggesting that new effective interventions are needed.
3. What materialsParticipants will not receive any materials.
4. What proceduresParticipants allocated to the intervention group will attend a 1-hour single educational class on strategies to prevent falls among older people, and will participate in supervised Senior Dance classes in groups of 10–15 participants per class.Participants allocated to the control group will attend a 1-hour single educational class on strategies to prevent falls among older people in groups of 10–15 participants per session.
5. Who providedSenior Dance-certified instructors who have the same level of training and expertise will lead the classes.
6. HowBoth the educational class on strategies to prevent falls among older people and the Senior Dance classes will be delivered face to face in a group.
7. WhereThe intervention will be delivered to community-dwelling older people living in Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil.
8. When and how muchParticipants allocated to the intervention group will attend a 1-hour single educational class on strategies to prevent falls among older people, and will participate in a 12-week, twice-weekly group-based programme of Senior Dance. Each dance class will last for an hour and will be at a moderate-intensity level.Participants allocated to the control group will only attend a 1-hour single educational class on strategies to prevent falls among older people, and will be instructed to not take part in any structured exercise programme during the study period.
9. TailoringThe intervention will be delivered in a group and will not be individually tailored to participants.