Dance for Parkinson's
19 September – 5 December 2019
At the Dance House, Cardiff and Blackwood Miners Institute
In Partnership with English National Ballet our Dance for Parkinson's classes are a fun and informal way for to discover the themes of our dance pieces.
Dance for Parkinson's has been 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.
English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme has been running since 2008. We are proud to be part of the Dance for PD membership, to support Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership and People Dancing and to have an affiliation with Parkinson’s UK. ENB's national Dance for Parkinson’s programme enjoys close links with Parkinson’s UK and the European Parkinson’s Disease Association EPDA.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"It makes me feel I can cope better, I can walk better... it's the best medicine. I come in feeling like a little old lady", but I leave here feeling quite tall.“
Angela Harrison, Participant
“…it's just having the confidence in themselves to feel that they are able to perhaps try different movements that they wouldn't have had the confidence to do beforehand. They come in perhaps with stooped posture, by the end they're much more lifted, much more open.”
Yvette Wilson, Dance Artist
“Being a volunteer for NDCWales' Dance for Parkinson's is joyful for the dancing, connecting, listening to and sharing life stories, supporting, contributing, belonging and laughing.”
Sally Varrel – Volunteer Dance for Parkinson’s Cardiff
"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
"Enjoyed every week I’m sure it helps with everyday life, we go away feeling very happy."
This programme is partnership with English National Ballet.
English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme has been running since 2008, and classes take place in London, as well as nationally in partnership with National Dance Company Wales in Cardiff, DanceEast in Ipswich, MDI in Liverpool and Oxford City Council.
We are proud to be part of the Dance for PD membership, to support Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership and People Dancing and to have an affiliation with Parkinson’s UK.
ENB's national Dance for Parkinson’s programme enjoys close links with Parkinson’s UK and the European Parkinson’s Disease Association EPDA.
Cardiff : Thursdays 2-3.15pm (termly)
Wales Millennium Centre
Blackwood : Wednesdays 10-11am (termly)
Blackwood Miners Institute
4, 11, 11 & 25 July
Western Power Distribution are proud to support Dance for Parkinson’s. If you’re living with this condition, you are eligible to join to WPD’s FREE Priority Service Register. Signing up will:
- Give you a direct number to call in the event of a power cut so you can get straight through to us
- Let you access special help, if needed, through the British Red Cross
- Ensure you are kept informed about planned interruptions to your electricity supply
- Keep you as informed as possible in the event of an unplanned power cut
For more information, visit: https://www.westernpower.co.uk/customers-and-community/priority-services