Category Archives: Dance4Fun

Singing and dance workshops

By Margaret Owen

Around 50 people enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dance on 18 March at our open workshops to showcase two of the branch’s activities. Although they didn’t have to, everyone joined in both sessions which made it a really inclusive occasion. For the first time in public, the singing group performed two songs at the end. Everyone seemed to have much bigger smiles when leaving than when they arrived! Continue reading Singing and dance workshops

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Singing and Dance workshops

Dance Group
Danc4Fun group

By Jo Edworthy and Lesley Shaw

Come to our free Singing and Dance workshops for Parkinson’s in High Wycombe on Saturday 18 March from 2pm – 4.30pm.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to drop in and find out what’s on offer for people affected by Parkinson’s, including partners, carers, other family members and friends. Have a chat with us over a cup of tea and cake and we will also have information about other activities our branch offers. Continue reading Singing and Dance workshops

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Lesley steps up

Lesley Shaw at Community Dance Summer School 2014
Lesley at Community Dance Summer School 2014

Our dance group leader, Lesley Shaw, has been invited to the Advanced Dance for Parkinson’s course at Leicester’s De Montfort University in July. The course will be led by David Levanthal, visiting from New York, who started Dance for Parkinson’s in the USA and which has since become a world-wide movement.

Lesley says “I am so excited to be part of the Dance for Parkinson’s movement and to be learning from David Levanthal whose teaching is inspirational” Continue reading Lesley steps up

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Liz Scott’s two left feet

Liz Scott attended our dance group’s  Dance4Fun! session on 13 November.

She said: “When it comes to dancing, I have two left feet, but it did not matter a bit. This dance class is all about expressing yourself to music and it is so much fun.  Not only that but it is good for you too!”

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Inspiring Dance

Lesley Shaw, our dance leader, says was privileged to attend the Foundation for Community Dance two-day “Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s” summer school at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Led by David Leventhal from Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group, USA, in association with the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, the course incorporated both analytical and practical approaches for a Parkinson’s Dance Programme, whilst focusing on the artistic imperative. Continue reading Inspiring Dance

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