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United Kingdom

(**) denotes charter affiliate program - (T) one or more teachers in this location have completed a Dance for PD training workshop. - ( Certified) denotes teacher is certified by Dance for PD®

For additional information and local contacts for the Dance for Parkinson’s network in the United Kingdom, please click here.

ENGLAND

Bournemouth (T)

Parkinson’s Dance, Bournemouth
Fridays 3:15-4:45 pm
Weekly
Drop-ins allowed. Pre-booking is advisable. £3.50 for those with the condition. Free for carers.

Sponsoring organization: Pavilion Dance South West
Lead teachers: Aimee Smith, Louise Hopley
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Free-style, creative, improvisation with elements of Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Yoga, in a dance context.

Pavilion Dance South West
Westover Road
Bournemouth, BH12BU
For more information, please call 01202 203 630 or visit the PDSW website.

Hertfordshire–Rickmansworth (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Drop ins allowed

Sponsoring organizations: Three Rivers District Council and Parkinson’s UK
Lead instructor: Julia Pearce RAD

William Penn Leisure Centre
Shepherds Ln, Mill End
Rickmansworth WD3 8JN
Map

For more information, please phone 07766903914.

Ipswich, Suffolk

Dance for Parkinson’s
English National Ballet and DanceEast
Weekly classes on Wednesday’s, 15:00 – 17:00
Drop in’s welcome
Fee: £6 per class

Partner Organizations: DanceEast, University of Roehampton, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Teachers: Dance Artist Sarah Lewis and Musician Amy Mallett
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Ballet, contemporary, creative movement, and improvisation inspired by English National Ballet repertoire

DanceEast Wellbeing Studio
Jerwood Dance House
Foundry Lane
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW

Please contact DanceEast to register your interest or for a booking form: charlotte.haddon@danceeast.co.uk / 01473 295232.
Find out more about Dance for Parkinson’s in Ipswich

Kendal, Cumbria (T)

Dance movement for people with Parkinsons Disease and their partners or carers
Wednesdays 1-2.30 pm
Weekly year-round
Drop-ins welcome
£3 per class

Lead teachers: Daphne Cushnie
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class:contemporary, somatic, improvisation, based on neurophysiological principles

Nether Hall
Kirkland, Kendal LA95AD
For more information: 01539 822606 or email daphnecushnie@talktalk.net

Lancaster (T)

Dancing for Parkinson’s
Fridays (twice a month), 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Drop ins welcome
Free of charge

Partner organizations: Lancaster Parkinson’s UK Group
Lead teacher: Melanie Brierley
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class:contemporary, somatic, improvisation

St John’s Hospice
The Oak Centre
Slyne Road
Lancaster LA2 6ST.
Tel: 01524 382538

For more information, please contact Melanie on 07745 849 714 or by email.

Lancaster (T)

Dancing for Wellbeing
For people living with a range of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s, as well as their caregivers.
Mondays (weekly) from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Drop ins welcome
Free of charge

Partner organizations: The Neurodropin Centre
Lead teacher: Melanie Brierley
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class:contemporary, somatic, improvisation

The Neurodropin Centre
Stone Row Head
Lancaster LA1 3QZ.
Tel:01524 840762

For more information, please contact Melanie on 07745 849 714 or by email.

Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire (T)

Dancing Together
Weekly one-to-one sessions (1 hour) in people’s homes

For more information, please contact Melanie on 07745 849 714 or by email.

Liverpool (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
English National Ballet and MDI
Weekly classes on Thursdays, 2pm – 4pm
Drop-ins welcome
Fee: £3.50 per person

Partner organizations: Merseyside Dance Initiative, University of Roehampton, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Teachers: Dance Artist Helen Gould and Musician Stephen Mannings
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Ballet, contemporary, creative movement and improvisation inspired by English National Ballet repertoire

Merseyside Dance Initiative
24 Hope Street
Liverpool, L1 9BX

Please contact Rachel Rogers at MDI to register your interest or for a booking form:
info@mdi.org.uk / 0151 708 8810.
Find out more about Dance for Parkinson’s in Liverpool

London-Acton Green

Move into Wellbeing: For people living with Parkinson’s and other mobility restrictions

Regular sessions:
Move into Wellbeing: For people living with Parkinson’s and other mobility restrictions
Regular sessions:
Thursdays 12:45-1:45 (Meet at 12:30)
7 September – 21 December 2017 (Half Term 26 October)
Saturdays 1:45-2:45 (Meet at 1:30)
2 September – 16 December 2017
£5 drop in
First class is free of charge!
Partner/carer/family member/guest welcome and free of charge (maximum of one per attendee)

Dance Styles/technique/content covered : Ballet, Contemporary, Gentle Stretching and Breathing Exercises, Creative
The session will start seated in chairs, there will be musical accompaniment, and please wear comfortable clothing which allows for movement.
Lead Teacher: Beatrice Ghezzi with the help of volunteers
Directed by: Donna Schoenherr and Ballet4life.com®, Member of Dance for Parkinson’s UK Network

St Peter’s Church
Southfield Road
London, W4 1BB
Travel directions

Please email us for further details and to register or visit www.moveintowellbeing.org.uk.

Moving into Wellbeing is now a Registered Charity.

London-Edgware (T)

Musical Moving, Dance for People with Parkinson’s
Mondays 1:30 – 3:15pm
Drop-ins welcome–please call to register interest

Lead teachers: Joanne Duff and Anna Gillespie, Musician
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern, ballet, jazz, tap, folk, creative and improvisation

John Keble Church Hall
Deans Lane
London HA8 9NT
View map

For more information: 020 8739 0208, or contact via email: contact@musicalmoving.org
Visit musicalmoving.org for more information

London-Fulham/Hammersmith (T)

AWE Inspired Dance for Parkinson’s
Saturdays from 2-4pm
WHEN: On March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15

£5.00/ class suggested donation (Carers/ partners attend free of charge)

Lead instructor: Alexis Wickwire Ephgrave
Dance styles: ballet, theatre, contemporary, tap, improvisation, ballroom, story-based mime. For 2015: A Retrospective – we will take a look back over our favorite AWE Inspired Dances to date, and dance some of our Old Favorites, as determined by our AWE Inspired Dancers.

On April 8th @ St. Etheldreda’s Church, 528 Fulham Palace Rd, SW6 6JF
St. Clement’s Hall
286 Fulham Palace Road
London, SW6 6HP

For information and to register, please contact Alexis via email or via telephone +44 (0)7737 661 208.

London-Hampton (T)

Musical Moving, Dance for People with Parkinson’s
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month
Drop-ins welcome–please call to register interest

Lead teachers: Joanne Duff and Anna Gillespie, Musician
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern, ballet, jazz, tap, folk, creative and improvisation

The White House, 45 The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN. View map
For more information: 020 8739 0208, or contact via email: contact@musicalmoving.org
Visit musicalmoving.org for more information

London–Kensington (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
English National Ballet
Weekly classes on Saturdays, 3pm – 5pm
Fee: £5 per person

Partner organizations: English National Ballet, University of Roehampton, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Lead teachers: Dance Artists Danielle Jones, Rebecca Trevitt with Musicians Jon Petter and Nathan Tinker
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Ballet, contemporary, creative movement and improvisation inspired by English National Ballet repertoire

English National Ballet
Markova House
39 Jay Mews
London, SW7 2ES

Please contact Danielle Jones at English National Ballet to register your interest or for a booking form:
learning@ballet.org.uk / 020 7581 1245.
Find out more about Dance for Parkinson’s in London

London-Kingston upon Thames (T)

Parkinson’s Can Dance
Fridays 1:30pm to 2:45pm starting September 2015
Free taster sessions on Friday, May 22 and Friday, June 19 2015 at 1:30pm
Sessions will run in line with school term dates
Refreshments will be available after class

Lead teacher: Rebecca Trevitt
No previous dance experience is required and carers, friends and partners are welcome to attend.

BalletBoyz Studios
52a Canbury Park Road
Kingston upon Thames KT2 6JX
Transport: The studio is located in Kingston (zone 6). It is a short five-minute walk from the main line railway station and is near the 65 bus route. There is disabled parking available outside the building.

For bookings, please call 020 8549 8814 or email info@balletboyz.com

Click here for more information.

London–Wimbledon (**, T)

Musical Moving, Dance for People with Parkinson’s
Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Weekly September-June (no classes during school holidays)
Drop-ins welcome–please call to register interest
No charge; optional donation toward expenses

Sponsoring organizations: Wimbledon Guild, Wates Giving, The Mercers’ Company
Lead teachers: Joanne Duff and Anna Gillespie, Musician
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern, ballet, jazz, tap, folk, creative and improvisation

Drake House, Wimbledon Guild
44 St George’s Road, SW19 4ED

For more information: 020 8739 0208, or contact via email: contact@musicalmoving.org
Visit musicalmoving.org for more information

London–South Bank

Dance for Parkinson’s
Pilot program 20 January – 10 March
Tuesdays
10am – 12 noon (Arrive 10 – 10.30am, Class 10.30 – 11.30am, Tea/coffee and biscuits 11.30 – 12 noon)
Sign-up or drop-in on the weeks you can
Free of charge

Rambert
99 Upper Ground
London SE1 9PP

For more information please contact Katie Mason at 0208 630 0615 or via email

London–Croydon–Purley (T)

Croydon PDS Dance Group
Mondays 1-2 pm
Weekly
Drop-ins welcome
£1 per class

Sponsoring organizations: Croydon Council, Croydon Parkinson’s Disease Society
Lead teacher: Gemma Coldicott
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Creative, Contemporary, Ballet, Country Dance and Latin Dance Styles

Purley United Reformed Church,
906 Brighton Road,
Purley, CR8 2LN
For more information: 07887 781361

London-Turnham Green (T)

Move into Wellbeing: For people living with Parkinson’s and other mobility restrictions

Regular sessions:
Thursdays 2:30-3:45
29 September – 24 November (27 October is half-term)
£5 taster
£8 drop in (suggested)
Partner/carer/family member/guest welcome and free of charge (maximum of one per attendee)

Dance Styles/technique/content covered : Ballet, Contemporary, Gentle Stretching and Breathing Exercises, Creative
The session will start seated in chairs, there will be musical accompaniment, and please wear comfortable clothing which allows for movement.
Lead Teacher: Beatrice Ghezzi with the help of volunteers
Directed by: Donna Schoenherr and Ballet4life.com®, Member of Dance for Parkinson’s UK Network

Christ Church
Town Hall Avenue, London W4 5DT, United Kingdom
Turnham Green, W4 5DT
Nearest tube: Turnham Green. District Line

Please email us for further details and to register or visit www.moveintowellbeing.org.uk.

Littlemoor, Weymouth, Dorset (T)

Name of class: Parkinson’s Movement/Dance Sessions
Thursday afternoons: first group 2-3:30 pm; second group 3:30-4:30pm followed by refreshments for both groups
Fortnightly
Drop-ins allowed by prior arrangement
£5.00 per class

Sponsoring organization: Weymouth and Dorchester Branch of Parkinson’s UK
Lead teacher: Amanda Fogg
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Free-style with elements of Ballet, Tap, Yoga, Pilates, Tai chi in a dance context.

Directions upon request
Website under construction.
For more information: visit Movement for Parkinson’s, call 01308 868 531 or email Amanda

Manchester–Stretford

Dance for Parkinson’s
Fridays, 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Drop ins welcome
Free of charge

Lead instructor: Catherine Chanoux
Sponsoring organization: Benenden

St Matthews Church Hall
Chapel Ln
Stretford, Manchester M32 9AJ

They are funded by health and wellbeing provider Benenden.

For more information contact traffordparkinsons@gmail.com.

Norwich, Norfolk (T)

Weekly classes on Thursdays 13:00 – 14:00
Dance Studio, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Please call or email Rachel to register your interest in the class prior to attending.
Contact Rachel Canavan 07968 994 116 or by email.

Oxford (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
English National Ballet and Oxford City Council
Weekly classes on Mondays, 1pm – 3pm
Fee: £5 per person

Partner Organizations: English National Ballet, Oxford City Council, Oxford Dance Forum, University of Roehampton, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Teachers: Dance Artist Kate Hartley with Musician Nia Williams
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Ballet, contemporary, creative movement and improvisation inspired by English National Ballet repertoire

Old Fire Station
George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Please contact Claire Thompson at Oxford City Council to register your interest or for a booking form:
cthompson@oxford.gov.uk / 01865 252820.
Find out more about Dance for Parkinson’s in Oxford

St. Albans, Herts

Dance class for people with Parkinson’s and their partners/carers
Tuesdays during term time
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lead teacher: Lucy Stern
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, contemporary, country dance and improvisation, all to live music

Greenwood Park Community Centre
Tippendell Lane
Chiswell Green
AL2 3HW

For more information call Lucy on 07890 513734 or email David Stanfield.

Winchcombe, North Gloucestershire (T)

Monday May 8, Monday May 15 and Monday May 22, from 2pm to 3.30pm

Abbey Fields Community Centre
Back Lane
Winchcombe
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL54 5QH

Instructor: Sarah Hartley
The full course of seven classes begins on Monday June 5 and runs until July 24.
It costs £4.50 per session for people with Parkinson’s and is free for their family, carers and friends.
The entrance fee includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

For more information call 01242 603207 oremail Ms. Hartley.

SCOTLAND

Aberdeen, Scotland

Dance for Parkinson’s
Weekly on Wednesdays
Beginning August 30th and continuing for 10 weeks
1:00 – 3:00 PM
No charge for people with Parkinson’s or their caregivers
Led by Scottish Ballet and Dancemoves

His Majesty’s Theatre
Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL, UK
Entrance is via the Stage Door, opposite Denburn Car Park and wheelchair users should enter by the main foyer/Box Office

Anyone interested in joining in should book their place by calling 01224 337684 or emailingcreativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Dundee, Scotland (T)

Dance4Parkinson’s
Classes in development. For information, please contact Suzie Main at suziefmain@gmail.com or on 07545 276328.

Edinburgh, Scotland (T)

Dance for People with Parkinsons
Wednesdays 11am – 12.30pm
Fortnightly
Drop-ins welcome, but preferable to book ahead
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Edinburgh branch of Parkinsons UK, dancebase Edinburgh
Lead teachers: Lucy Boyes, Jen Farmer, Agathe Girard, Rob Heaslip, Alena Polokova
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern/contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap, folk, improv, various Company Repertory

dancebase
14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2JU
During Edinburgh Festival 2010: Festival Theatre, 13-29 W Nicholson Street, Edinburgh (July 21, Aug 4/18 & Sept 1, 2010)
http://www.dancebase.co.uk/news/Dance-Base/dance-for-people-with-parkinsons.html
For more information: 0131 225 5525 (dancebase)

Glasgow, Scotland (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland
Weekly on Mondays
11:45am-1pm and 1:15pm-2:30pm
Free of charge
Made possible with generous support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Lead instructors: Miriam Early and faculty from the Scottish Ballet
Class content: ballet, repertory, contemporary, improvisation

Tramway Theatre
25 Albert Drive
Glasgow G41 2PE

For more information, please click here or email DPS@scottishballet.co.uk.



WALES

Blackwood(T)

Dance for Parkinson’s Class
Blackwood Miners’ Institute
Weekly class on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
First session free, care givers welcome
Fee: £3.50 per session

Host Organization: Caerphilly Theatre and Arts Service
Teachers: Dance experts from National Dance Company Wales in association with English National Ballet

Blackwood Miners Institute
High St,
Blackwood, NP12 1AA, UK

For more information on joining the group, or to volunteer, please contact Caerphilly via email or call 078417 99947.

Cardiff (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
English National Ballet and National Dance Company Wales
Weekly classes on Saturday’s, 14:00 – 16:00
Drop in’s welcome
Fee: £3.50 per class

Partner Organizations: National Dance Company Wales, University of Roehampton, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Teachers: Dance Artist Yvette Wilson and Musicians Stacey Blythe and Helen Woods
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Ballet, contemporary, creative movement, and improvisation inspired by English National Ballet repertoire

National Dance Company Wales
The Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre
Pierhead Street,
Cardiff, CF10 4PH

Please contact National Dance Company Wales to register your interest or for a booking form: megan@ndcwales.co.uk / 02920 635600.
Find out more about Dance for Parkinson’s in Cardiff

Gwynedd – North Wales (T)

DFP
Monday Oct. 28 2:30 – 4:00pm
Monthly
No pre-registration necessary
Free

Memorial Hall
Llandudno Junction
Llandudno, Gwynedd,
United Kingdom
For more information please contact Alison Underwood, Lead Co-Ordinator of the Llandudno and district Parkinson’s UK Group, by phone at 01492 533459 or by email