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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Out of London, into Seoul

This autumn, I was pleased to be invited by Dance for PD ® founding teacher David Leventhal, to collaborate with him on a CPD programme in Seoul, South Korea.

Taking my practice, from a place / location / situation in which I have been exploring, moving, thinking, delving and discussing for the last 10 years, and placing it outside of all the usual cultural and practical understanding I’m surrounded by in the UK, was both a lesson in communication and a challenge of my unvoiced bias or assumptions.

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Dance Journeys 2018

 

I'm so proud to have been a choreographer once again on this wonderful project led by English National Ballet, now in its 5th year. Hammersmith Academy students have smashed it and I can't wait to see them shine tomorrow at Sadler's Wells alongside three other schools, Friern Barnet, Hampstead School and Cophtall School, as well as the incredibly talented ENBYouthCo dancers.

Dancing with Parkinson's - Opportunity for Musicians

I'm delighted to be working in partnership with St Georges NHS Foundation Trust to deliver an in-service, Dancing with Parkinson's programme bringing high quality artistry for people with Parkinson's to the local community within the Brysson White Unit at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton.

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We are seeking adaptable and versatile musicians interested in developing their skills and working in partnership with Danielle Teale Dance to deliver ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s’.

You will typically be available on Tuesdays or Thursday mornings from 11am-12.15pm and then to stay afterwards for tea and biscuits with dancers. Dance will take place at the Brysson White Unit at Queen Mary’s, Roehampton, London SW15 5PN for three terms per year.

The role of an apprentice musician will involve training with Danielle Teale and shadowing an experienced Parkinson’s dance musician to develop skills in working with people with Parkinson’s. The musician will then be involved in a collaborative relationship with Danielle Teale, creatively planning and designing class content together, including accompaniment and as a leader delivering musical sections of the class such as rhythmic and vocal work.

Confident in improvising / adapting repertoire and sight reading, it is preferable for the applicant to have some experience leading music activities in community or clinical settings.  Some experience working with dance is also desirable. Players of all types of instrument will be considered.

Please apply to Sarah Weatherall with a paragraph about your experience and reasons for applying for the role, alongside your CV: Sarah.weatherall@stgeorges.nhs.uk

If you have any questions about the role or working with dance, you can also contact Danielle Teale.

Application deadline: Tuesday 6 March, 12midnight
Interviews: Tuesday 13 March, from 2pm at St. George's Hospital, Tooting