Dance for Parkinson’s offers people with Parkinson’s, their carers and family members an artistic and engaging dance activity within the professional environment of English National Ballet.
Saturday dance sessions in Kensington offer an insight into the way a production is put together with input from Company dancers and musicians and there is the added opportunity to see English National Ballet performances.
English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme has been featured in Paul Hamlyn Foundation Yearbook 2011-2012. Click here to find out more .
English National Ballet is expanding its Dance for Parkinson’s programme nationally over three years creating more opportunities for regular dance and cultural activities for people with Parkinson’s.
Pilot programmes will be delivered alongside our hub partners from 2012 and our flagship London class continues to flourish with additional Taster Classes being added across London due to popular demand.
In 2013 English National Ballet in partnership with Oxford City council has begun the first of our regional programmes in Oxford. By developing opportunities in Oxford we engaged with local artists though our Professional Development Training Opportunity and provide people with Parkinson’s in Oxford with access to performances, behind-the-scenes activities and weekly dance classes at the Old Fire Station, Oxford. To find out more go to.
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"The ballet did make me urgently want to move more, and move better and hinted at how this might be possible." - Participant
"Dancing like this is helping me to get Mr Parkinson's out of the driving seat of my life." - Participant
"... it is a special experience you offer people with Parkinson’s and their carers and I hope that many more people in this area will be able to experience this in the future." - Occupational Therapist, Cardiff