English National Ballet

Dance for Parkinson's

Dance for Parkinson’s provides high quality dance classes for people with Parkinson’s, their family, friends and carers. The classes - which take place in five hubs across the UK - are inspired by English National Ballet's repertoire and delivered in a professional dance studio with live music.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (214005)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£26,400

Amount raised

£26,446

Donations

197

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Parkinson’s is a degenerative illness with no known cure. People living with Parkinson’s suffer from limited mobility, physical changes to gait and posture, and tremors. It can be an isolating disease, which impacts on people’s emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and independence. There are limited possibilities for socialising or participation in physical and social activities, and people may lack self-confidence and opportunities to engage with their local communities or access culture and art.

Solution

Dance for Parkinson’s aims to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson's by overcoming some of the physical, social and cultural barriers associated with the condition. Weekly classes provide a fun and informal way to discover the themes, choreography and music of the ballet: they are expressive, creative and promote feelings of freedom from the symptoms and constraints of living with Parkinson's. The programme is proven to improve strength, mobility and confidence.

  • Something like this is wonderful as it makes me feel better. The fact of getting up and doing something and finding you can.

    — A Participant

  • It's like being part of a family

    — A Participant

  • Something like this is wonderful as it makes me feel better. The fact of getting up and doing something and finding you can.

    — A Participant

  • It's like being part of a family

    — A Participant