English National Ballet (UK)

Dance for Parkinson's at English National Ballet

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Based on English National Ballet’s contemporary and classical repertoire, Dance for Parkinson’s classes provide a fun and informal way for participants to discover the themes, choreography and music of the ballets. Participants also have the special opportunity to attend exclusive behind-the-scenes events and see the Company perform.

Through a three year mixed method research study (conducted by Roehampton University), this programme is proven to support people with Parkinson’s to develop confidence and strength, whilst temporarily relieving some participants of symptoms in everyday life. Classes are expressive, creative and promote feelings of freedom from the physical and social constraints of having Parkinson’s.

Our Dance for Parkinson’s programme is delivered in London, as well as nationally in collaboration with regional hub partners National Dance Company Wales based in Cardiff, DanceEast in Ipswich, MDI in Liverpool and Oxford City Council.

English National Ballet is proud to be part of the Mark Morris Dance Group Dance for PD membership programme and is a steering group member of Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK hosted by People Dancing. Our national Dance for Parkinson’s programme enjoys close links with Parkinson’s UK and the European Parkinson’s Disease Association EPDA.

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