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Dance for PD UK Tour 2019

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Dance with us!

Dance for PD, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), is thrilled to be collaborating with partners in the United Kingdom and Ireland to present a series of free Dance for Parkinson’s community classes and events for people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners in 10 cities this March and April as part of MMDG’s seven-week tour of Pepperland. This community class initiative is a collaboration among Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK at People Dancing, Dance Consortium and partner theaters and dance studios around the UK and Ireland.

Learn about our classes

In Dance for PD® classes, participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Born from the idea that people with Parkinson’s benefit from the insight and artistic techniques and methods dancers use to guide their bodies and minds, Dance for PD® classes invite participants and care partners to experience the grace, fluidity, and power of dance in a creative, social, joyful, and supportive environment. This internationally-acclaimed, multiple award-winning program, first developed collaboratively by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group in 2001, is appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s at all levels of ability and mobility. No dance experience is required. In chairs, standing at a barre, or traveling, you will explore elements of contemporary dance, ballet, structured improvisation, tap, social dancing, and Mark Morris company repertory in a non-pressured, social environment in which music energizes, enriches and empowers. Learn more about our program through this short video.

Take advantage of a special ticket discount

All events, anchored by MMDG’s performances of Morris’ Pepperland include access to a special discounted ticket offer for class participants and others living with Parkinson’s who would like to attend a performance. More information is available via the map below.

Class dates and locations

Saturday 23 March – London – Sadler’s Wells – Parkinson’s Community Day (Reading, Dance for PD Class, Performance) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 27 March – Birmingham – DanceXchange – Dance for PD class 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 30 March – Salford – The Lowry – Parkinson’s Community Day (Matinee performance and meet & greet only/No class) 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 3 April – Edinburgh – Dance Base – Dance for PD class 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday 4 April – Glasgow – Scottish Ballet – Dance for PD class – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday 12 April – Cardiff – Wales Millennium Centre – Dance for PD class 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday 17 April – Plymouth – TR2 – Dance for PD class – 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday 20 April – Southampton – The Mayflower – Parkinson’s Community Day (Matinee performance and meet & greet) 2 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 23 April – Norwich – Theatre Royal – Dance for PD class 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday 26 April – Newcastle upon Tyne – Dance City – Dance for PD class 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Monday 29 April – Dublin, Ireland – Dance Ireland DanceHouse – Dance for PD class 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register

All classes are offered free of charge but registration is required. Please register by selecting a location on the map below and clicking through to the registration portal. Questions? Prefer to book by email or phone? Email info@danceforpd.org or Freephone 808 189 7100.

 

For information about on-going Dance for Parkinson’s classes offered through the Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK, please click here.