Happy 2019!

Free Community Dance for Parkinson’s Classes in New Zealand

Free Dance for Parkinson’s classes in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Auckland. Wellington Date: Sunday 9th September Free Community Dance for Parkinson’s Class Time: 11:00-12:15pm followed by light refreshments and discussion Location: Te Whaea, 11 Hutchinson Road, Newtown, Wellington. Registration: Participants please register with Rachel Horwell  physio.rachel.horwell@gmail.com or 022 077 2654 Christchurch Date: Tuesday 11th September- Christchurch Time: 11:00-12pm Location: Impact Dance and Stage School, 450 Tuam Street, Christchurch, Christchurch Contact: Adriaan Beddie  adriaan@dancetobefree.co.nz Dunedin Date: Wednesday 12th September – Dunedin – Time: 10:30-12:00pm Location: Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, 11 Church Street, Mosgiel. Dunedin Contact: Community Educator Paula Ryan paularyan@xtra.co.nz Auckland Date: Thursday 13th September – Auckland/ North Shore Time: 1pm-3pm Location: Sunnynook Community centre, 148 Sycamore Dr, Sunnynook, Auckland, Contact: Caroline Yandall, 0275204836 Auckland Date: Friday 14th September – Auckland/Mount Eden Time: 10am-12 noon Location: St Barnabas Church Hall,  283 Mount Eden Rd, Mount Eden, Auckland.  Contact: Margaret McNab is the Community Educator for this area […]

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 […]

New video! Check out Creative Together-a dance, song and art collaboration

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.