National Dance Company Wales becomies the fourth regional hub to develop a full Dance for Parkinson’s programme in partnership with English National Ballet.
Dance for Parkinson’s brings a unique opportunity for people with Parkinson’s in Cardiff, Newport and the surrounding areas to engage with high quality dance classes in the professional environment of the dance studio. Carers, friends and family are also invited to join in with weekly artistic and creative dance classes which have the added benefits of improved mental and physical health and wellbeing, the chance for social interaction with like-minded people and most importantly, provide a fun and energising activity suitable for all.
“What a wonderful session and interesting concept for all working, living and dealing with people with Parkinson’s. I am so glad I was able to attend. It inspired me to feel I would like to pursue dance more with people living with this condition.” – Participant, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse, Cardiff, 2012
English National Ballet’s regional programme will begin in October 2014 with an open taster session and an exclusive theatre visit to see an English National Ballet performance of Coppélia. This short taster opportunity is the first of two classes which will give participants a special chance to find out more about the work, ahead of the weekly class programme which will take place at the Dance House, Cardiff starting in spring 2015.
New Dance for Parkinson’s Taster Class and Theatre Visit, autumn 2014
Taster class at NDCWales, Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4PH
Saturday 25 October, 14.00 – 16.00
The second taster session will take place on Saturday 28 February 2015 with a full programme scheduled for April 2015.
Theatre Visit to Bristol Hippodrome for a matinee performance of English National Ballet’s Coppélia *
Thursday 6 November, 11.00 – 17.00 (approx.)
Please contact Bronwen at NDCWales to register your interest or for a booking form: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> / 02920 63 5600.
*Coach travel will be arranged for the participants who attend the theatre trip to Bristol Hippodrome. More details will be sent to you on enquiry.