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Dance for Parkinsons

Further Details
Course Code
LA15351
Location
Yale
Duration
Part Time, Weekly sessions: 1 hour 15 mins
Department
Performing Arts & Backstage Theatre Production
Start Date
30 Sep 2024
End Date
16 Jun 2025
Course Overview
About our classes

These 1hr 15min classes are fun and informal.

Dance has been proven to develop confidence and strength, whilst temporarily relieving some participants of symptoms in everyday life. Classes are creative and promote feelings of freedom from the physical and social constraints of having Parkinson’s

Dates: Starts 30.09.2024

Coleg Cambria, Wrexham: Monday 1.00-2.15pm
Price: £3.50 (for refreshments)

CONTACT: Jamie.Jenkins@cambria.ac.uk

Parkinson’s affects 1 in 37 people in the UK with every hour 2 more people being diagnosed.

Benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s

Exercise is good for all of us, whether we’re perfectly healthy, at risk for certain health issues or already suffering from a chronic illness. But for people with Parkinson’s, exercise can be especially beneficial. In fact, the Parkinson’s Foundation states that exercise is
“a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities, along with a potential neuroprotective effect.”

Benefits include;
● Reduced motor symptoms
● Improved muscle strength and tone, along with endurance
● Less gait disturbances

Why our class?

The components of our dance class, both the artistic freedom and the social aspect of the class, can help with managing daily living with Parkinson’s. Dancing can enhance fluidity of movement, develop postural stability, flexibility of the spine and improve balance. The use of rhythm and voice can help with cueing movement and expression.

ENB’s Dance for Parkinson’s was a model for ground-breaking research published in 2015 by Dr. Sara Houston from Roehampton University: English National Ballet, Dance for Parkinson’s: An Investigative Study 2

https://www.ballet.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/English-National-Ballet-Dance-for-Parkinsons-research-report.pdf

"What a wonderful session and interesting concept for all working, living and dealing with people with Parkinson's. I am so glad I was able to attend. It inspired me to feel I would like to pursue dance more with people living with this condition."
- Participant, Parkinson's Specialist Nurse, Cardiff

"The lockdown has been very hard, as I was no longer able to see people and my family. I felt isolated and my speech was suffering. I found the zoom sessions helped me reconnect and it was lovely to see Yvette and Helen and all the participants of our group. The sessions were very uplifting for me and I always looked forward to them. You really made a difference."

- Participant

"It makes me feel I can cope better; I can walk better... It's the best medicine."

- Participant
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£3.50 per session
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Bersham Road – Wheels Event
29/06/2024

10:00

Join us at Coleg Cambria site Bersham Road on Saturday 29th June

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