English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s
Dance for Parkinson’s is a weekly programme of dance classes that provides a high quality cultural experience for people with Parkinson’s, their family, friends and carers. The classes are inspired by English National Ballet’s repertoire and delivered in a professional dance studio with live music. They also provide a safe space for socialising.
- Improve the quality of life and wellbeing for people living with Parkinson’s through dance classes delivered by specialist teachers. Classes increase participants' physical and social mobility, improve self esteem and encourage independent living.
- Improve access to dance and cultural activities for people living with Parkinson’s by providing behind-the-scenes access and subsidised tickets to English National Ballet performances, talks and meet and greet events with dancers.
- Offer expert training and change public perceptions of people with Parkinson's, though offering a continuous professional development (CPD) programme for dance artists, musicians, healthcare professionals and volunteers in London and nationwide.
How we will achieve our goals
Dance for Parkinson’s in London relies almost entirely on voluntary donations. With the support of the Community Award, we will be able to continue delivering this weekly programme and promote the opportunity to new participants, expanding our reach and benefiting more people living with Parkinson’s.
Where the money will go
Dance for Parkinson’s directly benefits people with Parkinson’s, their family, friends and carers, volunteers and artists – currently over 1,000 per year across London. We have a national impact through five UK hubs, CPD training, partnerships and digital resources, which extend our reach and ensure that we benefit as many people as possible.