Thank you for the feedback from our classes - we really appreciate knowing how the classes help. Let us know if there is any music you would like us to use, or any other ideas you have to improve our classes.
'Revived and ready for anything. gives you a feel good factor.'
'Amazing group. Jackie is so motivational and happy - we really enjoy the class.'
'Thank you for a fabulous inclusive group. Makes everyone feel uplifted and happy. We enjoy the weekly sessions. Great friendships being made.'
'Love it as it is - why mend it if it's not broken.'
'We both really enjoy the class, and everyone is so friendly. 'Zorba the Greek' was great!'
'Another lovely session - therapeutic and fun.'
'Brilliant! Session so much fun.'
'Feel good factor again!'
'Well we might battle with our battements frappes and our grands plies may not get past demi, our pas de chat may be more de grenouille and the glissades involuntary, but we are doing it! We are taking control over unruly limbs and unreliable balance and what's more are having fun and making new friends at the same time!
Every now and then one of our "corps de ballet" completes a personal triumph - choreography remembered or a balance maintained and we celebrate with our own divertissment. It won't get us to Sadler's Wells Jackie and Katie, but it does help us all - both physically and psychologically. Thank you for your vision, enthusiasm and patience - you really are doing a great job and we do appreciate you,
'Hello Jackie, my sister Julianna and I would like to express how much we are enjoying the Parkinson's Dance classes in Exeter on Tuesday mornings especially when both you and Katie take charge.
There must be a number of "Parkinsonians" who live in the Exeter area who would, I am sure, if they knew about this weekly get together would find it very rewarding both physically and mentally. It's only a fiver to participate and meeting other sufferers is well worth the fee.
Feel free to use these comments in any way you wish to spread the word. It is one hour to be enjoyed and is great fun also.
'This class gives me an opportunity to use the rhythm of enjoyable music to enable me to move more and better than I would, just going about my daily business. It is one way of encouraging mindfulness in movement at other times as well. Our teachers are understanding of our limits, while being encouraging, but not too pushy. I also appreciate being in the company of others who struggle with similar problems as myself, even though Parkinsons affects us all in sometimes surprisingly different ways.
It is also a nice group of people to be with, apart from the help which I am sure such movement provides slowing down the inevitable progress of our condition.