Special Ballet Course To Help With Mobility Challenges

For those with Parkinson's Disease or compromised mobility

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Ballet4life's has announced a special new course in 2015 called Dances4Life - Move into Wellbeing, an eight week dance and movement course created for people dealing with compromised mobility,  including those with Parkinson's Disease.

The course will cost £55.

A Taster Class will be held on Saturday, 10 January at The Arts Educational School on 14 Bath Road, London W4 1LY from 10.30 - 11.45am in Studio 110. There is a lift in the lobby as well as a ramp at the entrance of the building.

The course is organised by Donna Schoenherr who was inspired by her father's plight with PD for over 25 years and the classes he took in Colorado USA. His doctor was Dr. Gerald McIntosh and together with Ruth Rice, they created a music and movement therapy class more than 20 years ago.

Donna attended these when she could with her father and also assisted him at home with the exercises. Please see http://www.insidernorth.org/power-music-uchealths-physical-therapy-program-leads-way-recovery/

This course is also inspired by and modelled after the Dance for PD® course created by David Leventhal and the Mark Morris Dance Company, and by the Dance for Parkinson's Programme offered by the English National Ballet. It is an eight week course with each session lasting one hour. Each participant will be taught gentle exercises and dance movements and will develop several physical activities utilising the strong relation between movement, music, and imagery.

They hope that by experiencing the many positive aspects of dance and movement to music, that the participants can take with them these new understandings when they leave the dance studio. Carers/partners/friends are welcome free of charge.

 To receive further details or to register interest please contact info@ballet4life.com.

Lead Teacher: Beatrice Ghezzi

Assistant/volunteer: Jean Simpson plus a session also with Wendeline Kemp

Directed by: Donna Schoenherr and Ballet4life.com®





January 1, 2015

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