Parkinson’s is firmly set aside up with my coat when I arrive at Danielle’s class at St. Joseph’s Hospice. I put my fuzzy cotton wool toes into my dance shoes and I am Elaine... a dancer. I may be a wobbly one but I can laugh at myself. I’m here and that’s what matters.Read More
Dancing with Parkinson’s is evolving this term as I begin a new collaboration with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.Read More
Welcome to Dancing with Parkinson's, a specialist session run by Danielle Teale in east London, one of a growing number in Britain, each part of an international movement of community dance classes, tailored for the special needs of people with Parkinson's…
During these dance classes I am taken out of myself – feeling the pleasures and rewards of moving freely in space. And this release was not just an escape from reality, it was therapy for reality.Read More
I'm delighted that we managed to raise £4,000 in 8 weeks, with sizeable donations from some generous anonymous donors.
The classes include live music from musician Jaka Skapin and a mentoring and training programme for dance artists who are given the opportunity to shadow and assist Danielle Teale (more information to follow soon).
£4,000 will enable the programme to continue throughout 2018 providing the space, resources, staff and artists necessary for the programme.Read More