National Programme

Dance for Parkinson’s is our national programme delivered in collaboration with our Hub Partners Oxford City Council and Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI). 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.

We have teamed up with Merseyside Dance Initiative, to bring our national Dance for Parkinson’s programme to Liverpool . From January this year, our regular weekly classes take place on Thursdays, 2pm – 4pm at MDI. Inspired by the swashbuckling pirate ballet Le Corsaire, participants also have the chance to visit Manchester Palace Theatre for a special outing to see this epic production.

Look out for the new term dates in Oxford in 2014, delivered in partnership with Oxford City Council. The spring term is inspired by the ground-breaking new quadruple bill Lest We Forget, inspired by the centenary celebrations marking 100 years since the Great War.

“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 programme

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