On this page we have tried to present a selection of current, interesting and useful information related to dance and Parkinson's. Our news & views, courses and events, resources and knowledge bank and funding databases include information about or relevant to Parkinson's and can be searched directly.
People Dancing and Dance for PD® have, with the assistance of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, created an online learning programme designed to help dance practitioners gain some of the background knowledge needed before embarking on practical learning associated with the safe delivery of dance sessions for people with Parkinson's.
Comprised of eight units, the course gives learners essential information about Dance for Parkinson’s core principles, the medical condition, and the effects of symptoms and medication on dance class participants. It provides specific, expert guidance on conducting a risk assessment, cultivating safe practice, establishing inclusive class structure and design, incorporating adaptations and embodying effective teaching techniques. The interactive programme includes video clips and research reports, as well as text and audio resources that make it engaging and fun to do.
The Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK is a national organisation that supports dance practitioners who work with people with Parkinson’s and their friends. People Dancing is supporting the Network in relation to the development of the Network’s Membership, training and continuing professional development (CPD) processes.
English National Ballet and Dr Sara Houston and Ashley McGill of Roehampton University
A full listing of classes offered to people with Parkinson's (and their carers) can be found at: