ArtsLink Fizz! - Parkinson's Dance

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm on Thursdays at Tinney's Lane Youth Centre, Sherborne DT9 3DY

Next dancing dates:

10, 17, 24, 31 January

7, 14, 28 February (Half Term break 21 February)

7, 14, 21, 28 March

4, 11 April (Easter break 18, 25 April) (Easter break 18, 25 April) Class 25 October 

The venue has lots of free parking and level access.

Entry is free with donations welcome.  Carers are welcome and encouraged to join in.

ArtsLink is delighted to be offering this specialist dance activity as part of its ArtsLink Fizz! project which is funded by the Big Lottery.

Parkinson’s Dance is a fantastic opportunity for people and their carers who are living with the challenges caused by Parkinson’s and helps to support balance, movement, voice and independence while providing a friendly social weekly class with time for tea, coffee and talking after the dancing. This is a joyous dance class with a high emphasis on fun and sociability. and the class ensures it covers all the movement exercises that are typically recommended for people with Parkinson’s in an artistic and enjoyable form. The class includes a variety of dance styles with a focus on posture, strength, coordination, balance, creativity and suppleness.  There is also a vocal element to the classes to help with volume and vocal strength.

This 90 minute dance class is taught by two trained specialists and movement options are offered for seated or standing options. It includes a comfort break and participants are welcome to rest whenever they would like. 

Every week finishes with a cup of tea and social time. Please contact us to register.

Contact artslinkfizz@gmail.com or ArtsLink on 01935 815899 for more information

 Parkinson's Dance is part of the ArtsLink Fizz! project which is funded for 4 years by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund 2017 - 2021 

ArtsLink would like to express huge thanks to Pavilion Dance Southwest who partnered this project for its first year (2016-2017), providing the expertise and funding to enable us to establish this specialist programme in Sherborne.