Parkinson’s Dance and Parkinson’s Cafe

Parkinson’s dance


New sessions of the popular dance sessions will be starting up this spring. These sessions are specifically targeted to those with Parkinson’s Disease so that they are able to get the most out of it. We are expecting the new sessions to be starting up in March or April – specific time will be advertised here later. The sessions will be led by Carrie Madgwick & Darcy Berkley – specialist dance co-ordinators working with people with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s Dance is a fun and creative movement-based class, designed specifically to address the symptoms of Parkinson’s using the Parkinson’s Dance Science model (a marriage of physio- therapy and creative dance co-founded by Neuro-Physiotherapist Dr Sophia Hulbert and Dance Artist Aimee Hobbs with support from Pavilion Dance Southwest). Classes will most likely take place on Thursdays at Stour Connect between 11am- 12:30pm. You can expect:

  • A social, fun and spirited community to connect to, including a post-class cuppa and biscuit social.
  • A friendly duo of dance teachers who are specialised in delivering this model and can support you (both seated and standing options available throughout).

  • A safe environment that is staffed, clean and adaptable to your needs.

  • Your companion, friend, carer can attend for free

The dance session will be funded by ASDA Community Fund & Local Giving.

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To cover the costs of setting up the dance sessions, and fees for the instructors, we are having to make a small charge for each person. Therefore each session per person will be £5.​

Free parking, café on site, adapted toilet facilities.

​The dance sessions will be held at:  Friends of Stour Connect, Stour Connect Buildings, Stour View Close (off Bath Road), Sturminster Newton, DT10 1JF.​



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