Free Dance for Parkinson’s Community Classes During QLD Seniors Week 2018

Home of the Arts, Gold Coast Dance for Parkinson’s Community Class   The Paradise Showroom, the Home of the Arts – Surfers Paradise Date: Monday 20 August 2018 Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm 11.00am -12 noon – Dance Class 12 noon – Presentation + Morning Tea   Address:  The Home of the Arts 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217   Registration: Class is free-registration is required.  Register: https://secure.hota.com.au/WebPages/EntaWebGateway/gateway.aspx?E=N&QL=S995|VPS|G~/WEBPAGES/EntaWebShow/ShowDatesCombo.aspx Promo code: dance More info: Email: dance@danceforparkinsonsaustralia.org Phone: 0730401930     Caboolture Dance for Parkinson’s Community Class Date: Wednesday, 22 August Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm Location: Grant Road Sports and Community Complex in Grant Road, Morayfield Register: Class is free- registration is required dance@danceforparkinsonsaustralia.org or 07 3040 1930     Queensland Ballet, Brisbane Dance for Parkinson’s Community Class Date: Sunday, 26 August Time: 11:00am – 12:45pm 11:00am -12:15pm – Dance Class 12:15pm- Presentation + Light Tea Location: Queensland Ballet, Thomas Dixon […]

New Research-Dance helping people with Parkinson’s, QUT Study

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

Support the completion of the film ‘Dancing in the Rain’

Help us to share our story-Consider donating today Tax deductible donations through Documentary Australia can be made here: DONATE HERE Dancing in the Rain-film trailer Hello! Dance for Parkinson’s classes continue to grow across Australia and we would love your help to share the story with a wider audience. We ask for your support to help finish the documentary film ‘Dancing in the Rain’ about the experiences of participants in the Dance for Parkinson’s program in Sydney, Australia.  While we have have great support from the community which we greatly appreciate, we need further financial assistance to complete (post) production and get the film over the line. All donations are tax deductible ‘Dancing in the Rain’ is a short documentary that reveals the impact of attending regular dance classes for people living with Parkinson’s disease. The film is told from the perspective of four […]

World Dance for Parkinson’s Day-starts April 11

World Dance for Parkinson’s Day is a global collaboration organized among a diverse group of partners. We are a group of dance organizations and individual teaching artists who deliver specialized classes for people with Parkinson’s. We want this platform to offer a window into our work as we celebrate the range of programming, research collaborations and community initiatives and engagements that form the heart of what we do. Starting in April, 2018, we invite you to explore inspiring classes, probing documentaries and diverse program profiles from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Israel, India, England, Malta, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States–all in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month and International Dance Day.

NSW Seniors Festival and World Parkinson’s Day

To honour NSW Seniors Festival and World Parkinson’s Day free open community classes will be held across Sydney incorporating dance and live music. In classes based on the Dance for PD® program, everyone—persons newly diagnosed with PD, others with walkers and wheel chairs, family members, friends—and community members at large are welcome to participate. These community classes are open to all community sectors and seek to build new relationships.   No experience is necessary.

Dance for PD Teacher Training, Brisbane February 3-4, 2018

Dance for PD Teacher Training More info and to register through this link   This workshop Our Brisbane workshop at Queensland Ballet is designed primarily to help dance teachers adapt your expertise to work effectively and comfortably with the Parkinson’s population under the guidelines and methodology of the Dance for PD® program. You’ll cover special modules that focus on class structure, pedagogy and exercise design, and participate in a practicum class to develop class content and teaching techniques with founding teachers and other trainees, in addition to covering general modules about safety and working with Parkinson’s participants. Although this workshop is specifically geared toward dance teachers, we welcome a diverse group of individuals who may be interested in the workshop for Educational & Professional Enrichment (EPE). In this workshop, you will participate in all group discussions and modules, while serving as advisors […]