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Dance for Parkinson's Online Learning Programme
Date posted: 20 April 2016
People Dancing and Dance for PD® have, with the assistance of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, created an online learning programme...
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, plus text and audio resources, making it engaging and fun to do.

"You have put a lot of effort into the online training. It is amazing - I just incorporated a few fresh ideas and concepts into my next class!" DHHomer, Alaska, USA

This course prepares dance practitioners for the practical, in-person introductory and advanced workshops that constitute the primary components of a comprehensive training programme. Successful completion of the online course’s final assessment confers eligibility on dance practitioners to embark on the comprehensive training programme currently available through such training partners as People Dancing, Dance for PD®/Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance for Parkinson’s Australia, and Dancing With Parkinson’s Canada/Canada’s National Ballet School. The course also offers an excellent review for practitioners who’ve attended a workshop and need to brush up on their knowledge base.

Although the online course assessment may be taken independently, it is recommended that practitioners who wish to pursue further training complete both the online course and assessment.

This eight-unit programme is available for purchase online, at a standard price of £65 (approximately US $100) CLICK HERE or at a preferential rate of £55 (approximately US $85) CLICK HERE for members of Dance for PD® or People Dancing. Multi-user license are available for organisations at rates starting at £40 per person (approximately US $60). 

Once you have confirmed your purchase, we will provide you with login details to the online learning platform within five standard business days.

For further information, please email or call People Dancing on +44 (0)116 253 345. In the US or Canada, please call 1-800-957-1046.

"I am so happy with my online workshop. I have to congratulate the person who took the time to design that course... it is excellent! I am having a lot of fun doing it. It is perfect for me and it helps a lot as a dancer and creative teacher for children."
TF Caracas, Venezuela