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Dance & Sing for Parkinsons

  • A study investigated how dancing to music affects various symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  • The results suggest that dancing to music can halt the progression of physical and psychological symptoms of Parkinson’s.
  • The researchers say the results could aid in developing long-term rehabilitation programs to help people manage the condition.

Exercise has shown to be very beneficial for people living with Parkinson's; to manage or potentially slow the progression of physical symptoms and to help other associated symptoms such as mental health.

Our Dancing with Parkinson's programme offers dance and movement sessions which are appropriate for those living with Parkinson's and anyone living with a neurological condition, heart or circulatory disease. We are proud that this programme not only delivers a high-quality dance experience for the participants but also allows their companions if they wish to experience it alongside them.

Classes are mainly seated but we encourage those who would like to, to stand. 

Classes begin with a led warm up into various seated and standing exercises that mobilise the body and joints, encourage use of voice and rhythm and support brain function through coordination tasks. Class material is matched with rhythmic music spanning across the decades. Creative choreography is often created in collaboration with the dancers, allowing a build on material each week. These exercises test recall of memory and muscles. 

In Sing for PD classes, professional singers share their joy of singing and knowledge acquired through years of training in vocal projection and clear enunciation. Interactive classes focus on breath and rhythm in support of vocalization, and include a choral exploration and many favourite songs

For more information: Contact Julie at  or Clare at