Dance for Parkinson’s

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Supporting people living with Parkinson’s through the joy of dance, music and socialisation.

English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s (DfP) offers people living with Parkinson’s the benefits of a recognised and evidence-based dance programme with live music and wider cultural engagement opportunities for better health and well-being. 

Established in 2010, English National Ballet’s (ENB) Dance for Parkinson’s programme offers a warm welcome to join our DfP family. The programme invites you to experience the joy of dancing to live music, socialising and meeting new people, seeing dance performances, and offers unique opportunities to meet creatives and world renowned guest artists. Classes welcome people living with Parkinson’s, along with their families, loved ones and carers.

Dance for Parkinson’s Classes

Dance for Parkinson’s London classes are delivered at ENB’s world-class studios at the Mulryan Centre for Dance, based in Canning Town. Classes are run in three terms across the year, each consisting of 10 classes with a one-week break in the middle, taking place on Wednesday mornings from 11:00am – 12:15pm, followed by refreshments till 1pm.

ENB's Dance for Parkinson's classes are also delivered in partnership with hub partners across the UK: Royal Albert Hall in London, DanceEast in Ipswich, Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool, Oxford City Council in Oxford and affiliated hub partner National Dance Company Wales in Cardiff.

We also provide classes as an online national offer, accessible to anyone living in the UK with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

You can learn more and book classes here


The classes at the Mulryan Centre for Dance costs £60 for a 10-week term (£6 per class). Costs for the regional venues vary from location to location, so you can find the specific costs using the link above.

About Dance for Parkinson’s

ENB’s classes are welcoming and full of joy! Inspired by the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire – from Swan Lake to Akram Khan’s Giselle, and from William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2) to Nutcracker, each term we creatively explore the themes, music and choreographic language and view the production as a whole on-stage or online.

Why dance?

The components of the dance class, the artistic freedom and the social aspect of ENB’s Dance for Parkinson’s can help with managing daily living with Parkinson’s. Dancing can enhance fluidity of movement, develop postural stability, flexibility of the spine and improve balance. The use of rhythm and voice can help with cueing movement and expression.

Volunteer Programme

English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme is supported by a generous team of volunteers. Please complete our online form to register your interest for volunteer opportunities and be added to the mailing list.

Service access criteria: Dance for Parkinson’s is accessible for all individuals living with Parkinson’s. Carers of those individuals are also able to attend if required.
Arts and creative classes
Exercise and fitness classes
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Additional needs catered for:
Physical disability friendly
Non English speaking friendly
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