Since 2011 we have made regular visits to the Dance House – the home of National Dance Company of Wales – in Cardiff with open taster sessions to introduce our Dance for Parkinson’s model and approach.

This year we are delighted to announce the development of our fourth full regional programme, in partnership with National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales). NDCWales is an award-winning, Cardiff based, contemporary dance company presenting work by some of the most celebrated international choreographers alongside creations by new talent from Wales.

Dance for Parkinson’s brings a unique opportunity for people with Parkinson’s in Cardiff, Newport and the surrounding areas 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.

“What a wonderful session and interesting concept for all working, living and dealing with people with Parkinson's. I am so glad I was able to attend. It inspired me to feel I would like to pursue dance more with people living with this condition.” - Participant, Parkinson's Specialist Nurse, Cardiff, 2012

English National Ballet’s regional programme in Cardiff will begin in October 2014 with an open taster session and an exclusive theatre visit to see an English National Ballet performance. This short taster opportunity is the first of two classes which will give you a special chance to find out more about our work, ahead of the weekly class programme which will take place at NCDWales, Cardiff starting in spring 2015.

Introductory package, Cardiff:
New Dance for Parkinson’s Taster Class and Theatre Visit, autumn 2014

National Dance Company Wales, Cardiff
Taster class at NDCWales, Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4PH
Saturday 25 October, 14.00 – 16.00
Our second taster session will take place on Saturday 28 February 2015.

Theatre Visit to Bristol Hippodrome for a matinee performance of English National Ballet’s Coppélia *
Thursday 6 November, 11.00 – 17.00 (approx.)

Please contact National Dance Company Wales to register your interest or for a booking form: Bronwen@ndcwales.co.uk / 02920 63 5600. 

*Coach travel will be arranged for the participants who attend the theatre trip to Bristol Hippodrome. More details will be sent to you on enquiry.

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