Dance for people with Parkinson’s was developed by Olie Westheimer in Brooklyn, New York in 2002 with the Mark Morris dance company. David Leventhal, one of the dancers in the Mark Morris company who has been very involved with the programme, has since collaborated with the English National Ballet (ENB), and in 2010 ENB developed a Dance for Parkinson’s programme in London. Since then ENB have developed a national programme and courses for dance leaders and health professionals, and have researched the model of dance for Parkinson’s with Roehampton University. A network has been developed, (Dance for Parkinson’s UK), and the aim is for every person who has Parkinson’s to have access to a high quality dance class in their locality.
Kt and Jackie's Dance for Parkinson's classes.
The classes are for people living with Parkinson's and their partners / carers. They are for any age, and any ability. You don't need to have ever danced before! There will be a variety of music and dance styles. We start the warm-up sitting on chairs in a circle. We will be doing some dance in standing, and some moving around the floor - but all the dances can be adapted to be done seated if needed.
When and where?
Tuesdays at Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LSt
Time: 11am - 12 noon.
Dates for upcoming classes:
The next 6 sessions are due to start on 01/10/19.
We are going back in time through the decades!
£42 per couple, or £24 per person for 6 sessions.
If you want to come to just one or two sessions, the cost is £7 per session (or £10 per couple).
Katie and Jackie are Dance for Parkinson’s trained dance instructors, and run classes for people with Parkinson’s in Exeter.
Katie and Jackie are both members of the Dance for Parkinson’s network, and professional members of People Dancing.
Both trained with the English National Ballet Instructors.