Enthusiasm, creativity and empathy

Anne has been dancing in Danielle’s Dancing with Parkinson’s programme at the National Hospital for Neurology since September 2018. In this personal account she shares the value of dancing in her life living with Parkinson’s…

“Through an evening physiotherapy event at the NHNN I heard about Danielle’s plans for a new group based at the hospital, and I was fortunate to be invited to join them. Once again the positive feeling of belonging to a supportive group with a shared experience and a positive, experienced teacher has been vital to my own well-being, and by extension to my husband and children.”

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Bookings open for Dancing with Parkinson's in Practice, evening event

Thursday 21st March 2019, 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute for Neurology, Queen Square, London

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This event is an add on activity as part of 'Dance for people living with Parkinson’s – Looking Ahead', a one-day interactive symposium presented by Dance for PD®/Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), the Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK at People Dancing, Dance Consortium and Sadler’s Wells

If you are interested in booking for the full day event please click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dance-for-people-living-with-parkinsons-looking-ahead-a-one-day-interactive-symposium-tickets-56099046759

The symposium is offered as one of a series of events to kick off the Mark Morris Dance Group’s seven-week UK tour of Pepperland. This tour, produced by Dance Consortium, will include Dance for Parkinson’s-related activities throughout the country.

Dance for Parkinson's Symposium

Thursday 21 March, Sadler’s Wells and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dancing at NHNN, photography by Jack Thomson IMAGE MAKER

Dancing at NHNN, photography by Jack Thomson IMAGE MAKER

I’m proud to be working with David Leventhal, Dance for PD (R) programme director, Kiki Gale and the Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK for the upcoming event ‘Looking Ahead: a one-day interactive symposium’. The daytime event held at Sadler’s Wells looks ahead towards the future of Parkinson’s practice with round-table dialogue, workshops and panel discussions, and presentations from speakers including health professionals, dance artists and people with Parkinson’s.

In the evening on 21 March, I will be hosting a Symposium Extra event, Dancing with Parkinson’s in Practice in collaboration with National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. This event celebrates the partnership with NHNN since September 2018, during which I have delivered a weekly class in the neuro-rehabilitation unit for people with Parkinson’s and their family / carers.

Focussed on artistic engagement within the hospital environment and the developing practice of dancing with Parkinson’s in dialogue with dancers from Danielle Teale Dance classes. Hear from artists, physiotherapists, dancers with Parkinson’s and guest speaker Alison Williams about their experiences and plans for future artistic and research partnerships.

 

Thursday 21st March 2019, 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute for Neurology, Queen Square, London
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cnr/docs/nhnninfo/QSmap

Refreshments including a buffet and drinks will be provided for all attendees
To book please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dancing-with-parkinsons-in-practice-tickets-56807285119

Artists Mentoring - New Offers from Danielle Teale Dance

This year launches the official Danielle Teale Dance mentoring and coaching packages. Two special packages developed to formalise and streamline the offer available to dance artists looking for support and to make a step change in their practice.

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The AEP mentoring and coaching offer is open to anyone looking for one-to-one support, shadowing opportunities or choreographic development in community and participatory settings. Three strands offer flexibility for all needs and can be made bespoke to each individual.

Danielle is an excellent mentor and I feel very privileged to have worked alongside her. She has such a wealth of experience and skill and her energy, creativity and passion are inspirational. She is always happy to give advice and support and to share resources. As well as encouraging me to reflect on my own practice she frequently offered constructive and detailed feedback on my teaching. Her mentoring equipped me with the skills, knowledge and confidence I needed to be able to set up my own Dance for Parkinson’s class; it was invaluable.
— Katharine Le Roux, teaching practice mentoring

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Danielle has an astute and analytical approach and guides artists to discover methods and processes that work for them. As an internationally recognised specialist in the field of dance and Parkinson’s, she has developed a bespoke mentoring programme for artists working in this practice to share her skills and experience for the development of the sector. She has previously collaborated with People Dancing; Dance for Parkinson's Network and Trinity Laban's Dance & Health Learning Group to offer this bespoke mentoring programme to emerging dance in health artists.

I chose Danielle as a mentor after seeing her teach - her direct and fresh approach as a dance practitioner made me want to work with her. She gave me concrete tools on how to effectively lead coherent and well structured sessions and helped me deeply reflect on my role as a dance teacher. I very much enjoyed the time we spent together discussing and sharing experiences and I feel I gained more confidence in my practice as a result.
— Beatrice Ghezzi - Dance Artist, Ballet4Life and Art of Wellbeing