Dancing benefits people with Parkinson’s by improving our balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and spatial awareness. It’s also great fun and we aim to create a friendly and supportive environment!
Dance 4 Fun is for people with Parkinson’s, their partners and carers. For those with limited mobility, dance moves will be done sitting down or holding the back of a chair for support.
Dance sessions are informal and creative. We explore different styles of dance, music and rhythms, all loosely based on dance movements from around the world.
Strictly NOT strictly! We’re not ballroom dancing … so you won’t need a partner. Our dancing is all about individual expression and movement. Men are welcome too … don’t be shy!
Open for everyone
You don’t have to be a member of Parkinson’s UK to come to our dance group – anyone in our area affected by Parkinson’s (including partners and carers) is welcome.
“seeing a fellow class member’s face light up with realisation that they can do it!” Cathi
“Lesley chooses very stimulating music and she is there for everyone who needs a helping hand” Val
“miming to ‘Fever’ and the ‘Army’ songs” Dorothy
“meeting other people with similar problems” Sue
It’s good for me because …
“I can go to it feeling like I can hardly walk but when the music starts and Lesley leads us in a dance I come to life!” Val
“it helps me laugh and smile and lights up my day” Dorothy
“it helps with movement and balance and feeling your muscles moving better” Mick and Anne
“it encourages me to move about more unselfconsciously” Sue
Give it a go because …
“it’s fun and enjoyable and good company” Mick & Anne
“you don’t have to know much about dancing. Leslie will lead you every step of the way” Val
“it’s a gentle and fun way to keep that body moving…… use it or lose it!” Sue
“Lesley makes exercising fun by involving everyone in the class” Cathi
Time and dates
Dance4Fun is 11.15-12.45 including tea/coffee on the following Thursday mornings:
1 March 2018
8 March 2018
15 March 2018
22 March 2018
29 March 2018
Additional dates will appear here when confirmed.
Small Hall Hazlemere Community Centre
Rose Avenue, High Wycombe. Buckinghamshire. HP15 7UB
Entrance to the free car park is just to the right of Sir William Ramsay School, opposite Jackson Court.
We ask for a contribution of £4 per person or £6.50 per couple towards costs.
Lesley Shaw on 01753 400147
Margaret Owen on 01494 866869
Or contact us to send a message.
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