New regional partnerships launching with DanceEast and National Dance Company Wales this season
We are delighted to announce the launch of two new Dance for Parkinson’s regional programmes this season in Ipswich and Cardiff.

We are teaming up with DanceEast and National Dance Company of Wales , to bring the English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s model to Ipswich and Cardiff from October 2014.

“National Dance Company Wales is very excited to be finally bringing Dance for Parkinson’s to Wales and to our home at the Wales Millennium Centre, where the Dance House will become the Cardiff Hub. This is a very exciting programme that will create enriching experiences for all involved, while enabling us to expand the reach of our own participatory work for a broader range of ages and abilities. We are delighted to be one of English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s hub partners” David Wright, Deputy Director, National Dance Company Wales

Both regional programmes will begin with open taster sessions and a group theatre visit to see an English National Ballet performance. These short taster opportunities will provide a special chance to find out more about our work, ahead of two new weekly programmes which will take place at DanceEast, Ipswich and NCDWales, Cardiff starting in spring 2015.

A feature of our programme is the chance to attend English National Ballet performances with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Company and presentations by members of Wardrobe and Orchestra and a glimpse at the sparkling costumes. Trips to the theatre are a key part of our Dance for Parkinson’s programme and help give context to the exercises learnt in our classes.

New Dance for Parkinson’s Taster Class and Theatre Visit packages, autumn 2014

DanceEast, Ipswich:
Taster classes at DanceEast Wellbeing Studio, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW
Wednesday 15 October, 15.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 10 December, 15.00 – 17.00

Theatre Visit to London Coliseum for a matinee performance of English National Ballet’s Nutcracker *
Wednesday 17 December, 11.00 – 17.00 (approx.)

Please contact DanceEast to register your interest or for a booking form: lucy.bayliss@danceeast.co.uk / 01473 295233. Find out more about Dance for Parkinson's in Ipswich .

National Dance Company Wales, Cardiff:
Taster classes at NDCWales, Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4PH
Saturday 25 October, 14.00 – 16.00

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. Find out more about Dance for Parkinson's in Cardiff .

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

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

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