We are delighted to announce that we will be starting a brand new weekly Parkinson's Dance class in partnership with Forest Arts Centre in New Milton from Mon 19 February 2018. This is part of a larger roll out plan which has seen classes expand from Bournemouth into our neighbouring communities; Sherborne and Dorchester in 2016.
“It really is a high-point of my week. The main attraction is that it is a fun way of taking exercise. We learn about the importance of good posture and various tips to help deal with the problems of Parkinson’s.” Sally, Bournemouth Parkinson’s Dance.
The Parkinson’s Dance class aims to provide a fun, stimulating and supportive environment through which people with Parkinson’s can explore and develop movement and expression through the medium of dance through the Parkinson’s Dance Science model.*
- We will focus on a variety of dance styles throughout the year, the class is non-pressured and can be danced either seated or standing.
- Two Parkinson’s Dance Science* trained teachers enables a multi level and supportive class.
- Using model’s foundation and the teacher’s expertise from both dance & physiotherapy, the class aims to not only emphasise the joy of movement in the moment, but also aspires to rehabilitate and develop better functional outcomes for the dancers/participants in your everyday lives.
- A supportive and friendly space to move and socialise.
Classes will begin on Mon 19 February 2018 in Forest Arts Centre's beautiful purpose built dance studio with Parkinson’s Dance Science trained practitioners. A cafe is on site for that important post class cuppa.
We welcome all abilities and no previous dance experience needed. Classes are £3.50 and carers/companions can join in for free.
*Parkinson’s Dance Science model was co-founded by Neuro-physiotherapist Dr Sophia Hulbert and dance artist Aimee Hobbs with support from PDSW
£3.50, carers/companios come for free