Dance Classes

Dance for Parkinson's

Eastbourne Dance Space are proud to be launching dance classes for people with Parkinson's disease and their partners/carers. Having trialled the classes at the end of 2016, we are now compiling a waiting list of names and will get the classes underway as soon as possible in 2017.

Dance for Parkinson's

These dance classes will draw on many influences, from ballet, tap, jazz and tango (to name but a few!). The emphasis will be on enjoyment of dance whilst learning new steps, improving fitness, motor skill and balance, and all the other wonderful benefits to physical and mental wellbeing that dance offers.

Classes will generally start with seated dance, focusing on arms, torso, articulation of the hands and feet, then move to supported standing behind the chairs, then some sequences moving across the floor for those who feel able. A wide variety of music will be used, and there will always be translations of the movements available so that everyone is included, whether they feel able to stand or wish to stay seated. All movements, whether small or big, will be valid and valued. Above all, the emphasis will be on fun.

The classes are run by two fully qualified dance teachers with lots of experience teaching adults and children of all ages and abilities, and Claire T has also had further specialist training (delivered by tutors from the Mark Morris Dance Group and English National Ballet via People Dancing) in teaching dance classes for people with Parkinson's.

Please get in touch for further information and to join our waiting list for these exciting new classes.