English National Ballet is a UK leader for Dance for Parkinson’s, and with our national remit we are committed to raising the public profile of Parkinson’s, and giving access to, and advocating the benefits of dance and cultural activities for people with Parkinson’s.
Dance for Parkinson’s is our national programme for extending opportunities for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, friends and family members to engage in artistic dance activity inspired by the repertoire and within the professional environment of the dance studio.
Regular weekly classes in London are based at our studios in Kensington. Our programme provides an insight into the way a production is put together with opportunities to meet our dancers and musicians, see rehearsals and English National Ballet performances.
"The ballet did make me urgently want to move more, and move better and hinted at how this might be possible." – Participant, Dance for Parkinson’s London
is delivered in collaboration with regional Hub Partners, and extends our Dance for Parkinson’s community, creating more opportunities for regular dance and cultural activities for people with Parkinson’s in the UK. Classes are offered in Oxford in partnership with Oxford City Council, and in Liverpool with Merseyside Dance Initiative. We visit Cardiff regularly in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre and National Dance Company Wales.
"... 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 2012