World Parkinson's Day

Published on Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Here at Northern Ballet, we are showing support for World Parkinson’s Day, as organisations come together on an international scale to raise global awareness and #UniteForParkinsons.

Everyone’s Parkinson’s story is different; Parkinson’s UK have created a video to share several different journeys. You can show your support by sharing this video or by creating and uploading your own. You can see all of the messages and stories currently being shared on Twitter and follow the wide range of activity happening online today.

To continue our support, Northern Ballet are pleased to announce that we will begin to offer Dance for Parkinson’s classes from this September. The classes will give people living with Parkinson’s the opportunity to dance with our highly experienced teachers and musicians. Dance can develop confidence, stability and strength as well as providing a safe environment to be creative and feel free. The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities and no previous dance experience is necessary – everyone is welcome to join.

The venue for the classes is still to be confirmed but for any further information or to express your interest, please email us on

World Parkinson’s Day is held on 11 April every year. It marks the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, who is most famous for publishing An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in 1817 and establishing Parkinson’s as an internationally recognised medical condition.