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Dance for Parkinson's

High-quality dance classes run by English National Ballet for people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and carers.

What we do

English National Ballet (ENB) is a leading ballet company with an international reputation for artistic excellence. ENB has developed an exciting engagement programme to share the benefits of dance and  music with wider communities, improving health and social outcomes  without diluting its commitment to high artistic standards. 

Since 2010, ENB has been at the forefront of offering classes and cultural experiences for people with Parkinson’s and was the first UK large-scale dance company to offer a specific programme for people with Parkinson’s. Through weekly classes in London and a national programme in five hubs, artistry is at the heart of ENB’s practice. Carefully designed classes are delivered by specialist artists, comprising dance and music activity inspired by ENB’s classical and contemporary repertoire. Classes convey the art, grace and joy of dancing, and are the catalyst to creating an active Parkinson’s community. 

ENB and University of Roehampton partnered for two stages of groundbreaking research: English National Ballet, Dance for Parkinson’s  An Investigative Study 1 & 2, to provide evidence of impact on the benefits of dance for people living with Parkinson’s. Dr Houston was awarded the Bupa Foundation’s Vitality of Life Prize for research demonstrating how dance can positively affect wellbeing, physical movement and social integration for those living with Parkinson’s. Study 2 concluded that dance as an activity resonates deeply on intellectual, social and emotional levels. With person-centred facilitation methods that put emphasis on inclusion and individual needs, together with a happy, positive atmosphere, people participate in a programme that they feel is theirs collectively and one of immense value.

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