Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects approximately one in every 500 people in the UK.
While the symptoms of Parkinson’s are varied and diverse there are some common symptoms, including difficulties with balance, co-ordination, turning around, posture and walking.
Parkinson’s Dance addresses these symptoms in a fun, stimulating, motivating and challenging but safe environment. It is currently developing in the UK with around 8-10 classes available across the country, one of which is run at Pavilion Dance.
The class is hugely beneficial for participants, and we are currently fundraising to be able to increase our offer.
Each April PDSW hosts a free World Parkinson’s Day event, which features information and advice stalls, taster workshops in voice, song and movement and a discussion panel with local artists and health & wellbeing organisations, including representatives from health professionals such as research nurses at the local hospital, Health Watch and Parkinson's UK.
In November 2013 we also hosted the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK meeting with updates and training workshops to support teachers across the country.