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Are you or a loved one living with Parkinson’s and want to improve your balance, flexibility and strength?

Our Dance for Parkinson’s classes are currently at capacity and we can no longer accept new participants. If you would like to join our waiting list for new participants please email danceforparkinsons@northernballet.com or call 0113 220 8000. Thank you for your understanding.

Northern Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson's classes provide an opportunity to work with our expert teachers, accompanied by live music.

Classes take place at Lidgett Park Methodist, Lidgett Place, Leeds LS8 1HG.

Each week we cover basic technique to improve your posture, core strength and coordination. You then have the chance to learn steps from some of our best-known productions like The Nutcracker and Romeo & Juliet.

The classes include a variety of both seated and standing exercises led and demonstrated by Dagmar Birnbaum, Community Dance Artist, and Annemarie Donoghue, Classical Ballet Teacher for the Academy of Northern Ballet.

No previous dance experience is required. You may want to ask a companion or family member to join in with you for support or to enjoy the sessions together. A companion ticket is free but must be booked in advance.

Term Dates

Day Date
Wednesday 17 April 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 24 April 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 1 May 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 8 May 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 15 May 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 22 May 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 5 June 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 12 June 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 26 June 2.00 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 3 July 2.00 – 3.15pm
'The teaching is superb, well thought out, fun and always stretching enough to challenge, but not too difficult so always achievable. The music is fabulous and appeals to our age group. We have formed a wonderful support and friendship group. It aids in daily life.'
Participant
'This dance session is a highlight of the week. The girls who take the class are so enthusiastic and lovely that it is very enjoyable. The exercises are well thought out to cover all the body and we are very lucky to have Northern Ballet who have initiated this.'
Participant

Cost

£7.00 per class, per couple.

What to wear

Comfortable clothing that you can move in and comfortable shoes such as trainers.

Booking information

Booking Page

Our Dance for Parkinson’s classes are currently at capacity and we can no longer accept new participants. Please only use this link to book a place if you are already registered with us. Any new bookers will be contacted and offered a refund for any classes purchased. We are now operating a waiting list for new participants, if you would like to join please contact us on danceforparkinsons@northernballet.com or by calling 0113 220 8000. Thank you for understanding.

After booking your place, you will receive an email with a Booking Form to complete. Please complete this form before your first session.

You can book for all the classes this term at once or you can book your place each week. Please note that bookings close midnight the day before the class runs so make sure you've secured your place!

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