Launching our research report for Dancing with Parkinson's at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN)

as we begin a new term of Dancing with Parkinson’s at NHNN, with funding provided by the Friends of UCLH, we’re pleased to release our research report from the pilot programme which took place from September 2018 - March 2019

In September 2018, Danielle Teale Dance began a special programme in partnership with National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square; the largest dedicated Neurological Hospital and a branch of University College London Hospitals, UCLH. The pilot was funded by The National Brain Appeal, Small Acorns Grant Programme and included a pilot research study led by Danielle Teale and Ben Beare (NHNN Research Physiotherapist).

We were delighted to share our practice from the voices of our dancers in a Dancing with Parkinson’s in Practice Symposium event in March 2019, and following this we have released this detailed report sharing the programme and findings from the programme.

We tend to do things TO people, FOR people or WITH people. I don’t very much like having things done to me, and I will usually challenge people trying to do things for me. It’s with people that I like to be; in the dancing with Parkinson’s space we are in constant togetherness.


We’re pleased that following the programme’s success in 2018-19, the Friends of UCLH have funded the continuation of the programme for the 2019-20 season.

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Fundraising efforts continue with The National Brain Appeal who continue to support the programme. If you want to give to support Dancing with Parkinson’s, visit our Just Giving page and donate online

a new partnership for dancing with parkinson's. Danielle Teale Dance and DanceWest.

I am delighted to be expanding the work and and reach of my research with people with Parkinson’s alongside partner organisation DanceWest, to bring high quality dance opportunities for people with Parkinson’s, their loved ones, companions, friends and carers in a supportive and sociable community environment.

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dance for health research lab, august 2017

In August 2017 I was invited to be involved in a movement enquiry with collaborators from dance for health Rotterdam. My previous blog post, introduced the process of arriving at this enquiry and this post will account the content and thoughts that evolved from this two day exploration process with Itamar Serussi, Marc Vlemmix, Rosan Chinnoe, Sara Houston and Nicole Rust (Scapino Ballet).

The movement content explored in the two day lab was directed by choreographer Itamar Serussi with methods and tools derived from his making process. Itamar has been working with dancer Marc Vlemmix for a period of around 6 months on and off, and Marc is interested to explore how this process which is collaborative between the two, is having an impact on his movement possibilities as a person with Parkinson's

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