Parkinson's Dance

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm at Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA

Please note that the day has changed from Tuesday to Thursday

Our next sessions will be :

We are currently having a 3 week break whilst Sherborne Art Club hold their annual show in the venue.  We are then back on:
Thursday 3, 10, 17 24 August
1 week break
Then continuing on Thursdays through September/October and onwards

ArtsLink is delighted to be offering this specialist dance activity as part of its ArtsLink Fizz! project which is funded by the Big Lottery.

This 90 minute dance class is taught by two trained specialists and movement options are offered for speed, seated or standing options. It includes a comfort break and participants are welcome to rest whenever they would like.

There is a high emphasis on fun and sociability.  This model was co-designed by a physiotherapist and dance artist to ensure 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.

Every week finishes with a cup of tea and social time.

Entry is free with donations welcome. Carers invited to join in. There is no need to book in advance, just come along and meet us.

Contact takepart@sherborneartslink or ArtsLink on 01935 815899 for more information

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.