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

Northern Ballet’s dance classes provide an exciting opportunity to work with our expert teachers, accompanied by live music.

Join us 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 live 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. You will be able to follow the option that you feel most comfortable and confident with.

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.

Join us to get creative, feel energised, and meet new people — all whilst having fun!

To help keep staff and participants safe during the class we will follow the guidelines set out by Lidgett Park Methodist Church, Northern Ballet and the Government in relation to Covid-19 measures.

Term Dates
Date Time
Wednesday 28 September 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 5 October 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 12 October 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 19 October 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 2 November 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 9 November 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 16 November 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 23 November 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 30 November 2 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 7 December 2 – 3.15pm
'It is wonderful to be able to take part in a class at my own level where the teacher is doing the same as me, sitting most of the time. It makes it feel very inclusive and the joy that I felt today was wonderful. I’m particularly enjoying the character section and the hand exercises are very good for my weak fingers… having the pianist and learning parts from a ballet are just the icing on the cake... thank you!'
Online Class Participant
'I felt so much better after (the class), both physically and mentally, and that has lasted right through to today... thank you once again for providing these sessions. I value the classes even more now that we are in lockdown again.'
Online Class Participant


£6.50 per class, per couple.

What to wear 

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

Booking information


Supported by 

The George A Moore Foundation and the Green Hall Foundation

Contact us 

If you wish to discuss anything further, please contact Eve Dobel, Learning Project Coordinator by emailing or call us on 0113 220 8000.