ArtsLink Fizz! - Parkinson's Dance

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm on Thursdays at Tinney's Lane Youth Centre, Sherborne DT9 3DY

5, 12, 19, 26 September

3, 10, 17, 24 October (half term break 31 October)

7, 14, 21, 28 November

5, 12 December (Christmas break 19, 26 December, 2 January 2020)

Christmas Party!!! 12th December

Class starts back 9 January 2020

The venue has lots of free parking and level access.  If transport is an issue for you please contact us and we may be able to help.

Entry is free with donations welcome.  Carers are welcome and encouraged to join in.

Parkinson’s Dance is a fantastic opportunity for people and their carers who are living with the challenges caused by Parkinson’s and helps to support balance, movement, voice and independence while providing a friendly social weekly class with time for tea, coffee and talking after the dancing. This is a joyous dance class with a high emphasis on fun and sociability. and the class ensures it covers all the movement exercises that are typically recommended for people with Parkinson’s in an artistic and enjoyable form. The class includes a variety of dance styles with a focus on posture, strength, coordination, balance, creativity and suppleness.  There is also a vocal element to the classes to help with volume and vocal strength.

This 90 minute dance class is taught by two trained specialists following the Parkinson's Dance Science Model and seated or standing movement options are offered. It includes a comfort break and participants are welcome to rest whenever they would like. 

Every week finishes with a cup of tea and social time. Please contact us to register.

Contact or ArtsLink on 01935 815899 for more information

Parkinson's Dance is part of the ArtsLink Fizz! project which is funded for 4 years by the National Lottery Community Fund 2017 - 2021 

ArtsLink would like to express huge thanks to Pavilion Dance Southwest who partnered this project for its first year (2016-2017), providing the expertise and funding to enable us to establish this specialist programme in Sherborne.