The Parkinson’s Dance class provides a creative, fun and social space where dance sparks imaginations, nurtures expression and empowers our bodies and minds to move and invent as the individuals we are, rather than the condition we have. This is a Pavilion Dance South West roll-out class.
The sessions are taught by experienced Dance For Parkinson's Tutors Julie and Liz. Liz is a physio specialising in neurological conditions and Julie has experience in yoga and holistic movement.
The class is adapted to the ability of the participants in a fun, creative environment and can be done seated or standing. Cost is per house hold.
What you need:
Wear comfy clothes and, if desired, soft shoes you can move in. Ensure you have plenty of water.
See also – class access information below.
Tutors: Julie Hand and Liz Hooks
With a background in fitness and dance and a Reiki II practitioner, Julie’s focus is on the therapeutic aspects of conscious movement and breath to promote health, well-being and peace of mind.
Qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga and teaching since 2003, she has since spent time studying the principles of Tibetan Yoga and works to incorporate the philosophy of Kum Nye Tibetan Healing Movement into the practice. Julie has focussed her yoga sharing on breath awareness and using it as a tool for improved well-being, relaxation and calming of the nervous system – often working on a one-to-one basis with people suffering with stress and its associated symptoms.
Julie’s teaching style is breath-led, incorporating flow and rhythm, to impart a sense of ‘Being’ in one’s body. Finding her way to the Parkinson’s Dance Science Model in 2016 was a complete joy.
Liz’s background is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist after studying Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy at Birmingham University. Liz regularly enjoys dancing, baking and keeping fit. Liz has enjoyed a variety of dance styles over the years and currently mostly participate in African Dance. This year has provided Liz with the opportunity to perform at local festivals and carnivals and she brings her experience of performance and differing dance styles into the class room.
Tickets: £4 per session
Sessions: Monday 27 July - 19 October, 1pm - 2pm
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Class access information
This class will run live each week via Zoom, an online streaming website. Zoom is an online platform which allows you to talk live to your tutor and classmates via a video or audio call. This class is designed to be progressive, with sessions each week following on from the previous week, helping to build your experience over the course of the class. As this class is live, you will need to be available at the time specified to participate.
To access your class you will need to set up a free Zoom account. You can do this by visiting https://zoom.us/ and clicking ‘Sign up, it’s free’. You will also need access to a device with an internet connection and speakers– a computer, laptop, phone or tablet should do the job. If you would like to be able to talk with your tutor via audio your device will also need a microphone. If you would like to speak with your tutor via video your device will also need a camera.
Prior to the start date of your class our team will be in touch via email. We will confirm the email address you have used to create your Zoom account so we can add you to the class. We will also send you detailed instructions via email to help you log into your online class. We will have a member of our team on standby for the first two week of class to assist you with any issues you may have accessing your class. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help.
Please ensure that there is no offence or inappropriate items in your background, a member of HCT staff will be observing each live session and monitoring overall behaviour. Please take care when moving, please be aware of any hazards such has ornaments that could be knocked over or trip hazards. Please wear comfortable footwear and do not wear socks on slippery surfaces such as laminate floor. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing which is easy to move around in. Follow the teacher’s directions as per the video and be respectful of others in the class. We cannot accept responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage that maybe caused when following the movement. It is the viewers responsibility to look after their own safety and be sensible when moving and the viewer shall take part at his/hers own risk