Join us for the first Dance for PD Teacher Training workshop in New Zealand Saturday, 8 September and Sunday, 9 September 2018 from 9.00 – 18.00. Location: Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand. More info and register HERE
Join us for Dance for PD Teacher Training Workshops Get started here: Wellington, NZ September 8 & 9, 2018 More info Melbourne, AU October 13-14- Introductory Workshop October 14-15-Advanced Workshop
Queensland University of Technology researchers have found that for people living with Parkinson’s disease, dance improves walking, emotional wellbeing, and capacity to tackle cognitive challenges. LINK TO STORY The findings were presented recently at the DANscienCE Moving Well forum in Sydney by project lead, QUT PhD researcher Nadeesha Kalyani, and Erica Rose Jeffrey, QUT alumnus and Dance for Parkinson’s Australia program director and teacher. Study participants with early-stage Parkinson’s did twice weekly, one-hour Dance for Parkinson’s classes at QUT for 12 weeks Detailed assessments were made of gait (walking), cognition, and handling dual tasks Significant improvements were measured in gait speed during normal walking, and when performing a cognitive task while walking Participants also expressed improved mood, happiness and greater confidence in their walking
No matter what, we are Creative Together making our songs, art works and dances…Take a look! Creative Together is a series of collaborative workshops exploring dance, song and art together. Presented in Kogarah in Sydney, it is a community initiative bringing together Art for Parkinson’s, Dance for Parkinson’s and local musicians such as the Human Sound Project. This film captures the essence of the collaboration. Thank you to the fantastic teaching artists Natasha Cesco and Beatriz Occhiuzzi, Parkinson’s NSW, the Mazda Foundation and Georges River Council for your support and to all of the participants for sharing your creativity and community.
COFFS HARBOUR-FREE COMMUNITY CLASS FOR SENIORS WEEK Date: SUNDAY 15th April 2018 TIME: 10am – 11.30am Class + Tea & social time Location: Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged 3 Marian Place (Marian Grove Recreation Room) Toormina NSW 2452. RSVP: Vince Carroll – Mid North Coast Local Health District Ph: 6659 2300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWCASTLE 2018- FREE COMMUNITY CLASS for ALL This event is hosted by Dance 4 Wellbeing on World Parkinson’s Day. NSW Seniors Festival Wednesday 11th April 10am – 11.30am (Class & Morning Tea) Location: Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre Lake Street, Warner’s Bay NSW 2282 RSVP: Jess Conneely Mob: 0419 449 578 Email: email@example.com