Dance For Parkinson’s

This class is for those with Parkinson’s, their friends and family. Discover the themes, choreography and music of English National Ballet's current repertoire in a welcoming and informal environment.

Based on English National Ballet’s contemporary and classical repertoire, Dance for Parkinson’s classes provide a fun and informal way for participants to discover the themes, choreography and music of the ballets.

Participants also have the special opportunity to attend exclusive behind-the-scenes events and see the Company perform.

This programme is proven to support people with Parkinson’s to develop confidence and strength, whilst temporarily relieving some participants of symptoms in everyday life. Classes are expressive, creative and promote feelings of freedom from the physical and social constraints of having Parkinson’s.

The ballet did make me urgently want to move more, and move better and hinted at how this might be possible.
It is a special experience you offer people with Parkinson’s and their carers and I hope that many more people in this area will be able to experience this in the future.

English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme has been running since 2008, and classes take place in London at our home in South Kensington, as well as nationally in partnership with National Dance Company Wales in Cardiff, DanceEast in Ipswich, MDI in Liverpool and Oxford City Council.

We are proud to be part of the Dance for PD membership, to support Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership and People Dancing and to have an affiliation with Parkinson’s UK.

Booking is essential prior to attending Dance for Parkinson’s classes.

For further information or to receive a booking form, contact us on 01473 295230 or email

Photographer Rachel Cherry.

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Meet the Tutor
Kate Hartley

Kate trained professionally at the English National Ballet School in London, before continuing her dance studies at the University of Surrey, graduating with a First Class BA Honours degree in 2012. With a passion for sharing the joy of dance with others, Kate began her teaching career upon graduation, and enjoys working with a wide array of people, from children and young people, to adults and community groups. Kate works for a range of professional dance companies including English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, BalletBoyz and icandance. Kate enjoyed leading ENB's Oxford Dance for Parkinson's classes for five years before relocating to London, so she is thrilled to be delivering on the programme again in Ipswich.

Class Days and Times

Wednesday | 3.00 – 5.00pm

This time also includes refreshments before & after the session.

Prior to your first class, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete registration forms.
What to wear

You can wear any loose, comfortable clothing which you can move freely in.


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