National Programme

Dance for Parkinson’s is a national programme delivered in collaboration with our Hub Partner organisations. The programme extends opportunities for people with Parkinson’s across the UK to access regular dance and cultural activities and to engage with English National Ballet. 

Dance for Parkinson's brings a unique opportunity for people with Parkinson's to engage with high quality dance classes in the professional environment of the dance studio. Carers, friends and family are also invited to join in with weekly artistic and creative dance classes which have the added benefits of improved mental and physical health and wellbeing, the chance for social interaction with like-minded people and, most importantly, provide a fun and energising activity suitable for all.

Since January 2014 we have worked in partnership with Merseyside Dance Initiative bringing our national Dance for Parkinson’s programme to Liverpool, with regular weekly classes taking place on Thursdays, 2pm – 4pm at MDI. Find out more about Dance for Parkinson's in Liverpool.

Look out for the new term dates on Monday afternoons in Oxford, delivered in partnership with Oxford City Council – this was the first of our successful regional partnerships.Find out more about Dance for Parkinson's in Oxford.

“It has encouraged us to try something new, exercise our bodies and minds. I know more about ballet, and to forget I have Parkinson's for a couple of hours a week has been a most positive experience too.” - Participant, English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s Oxford programme

Our third Hub Partner is DanceEast ; the curator of the Jerwood DanceHouse, the home of dance in the East of England. We are delighted to continue our weekly programme in Ipswich on Wednesday afternoons 3pm – 5pm.  Find out more about Dance for Parkinson's in Ipswich.

Our fourth Hub Partner is the Cardiff-based National Dance Company of Wales , an award-winning company presenting work by some of the most celebrated international choreographers alongside creations by new talent from Wales. Building on previous success in Cardiff, we launched our full programme in Spring 2015, which continues this Autumn with term dates set for Friday afternoons 2pm – 4pm. Find out more about Dance for Parkinson's in Cardiff

English National Ballet acknowledges the generous support of P H Holt Charitable Trust, D’Oyly Carte Foundation, and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.



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