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Are you or a loved one living with Parkinson’s and want to improve your balance, flexibility and strength?

Northern Ballet’s dance classes provide an exciting opportunity to work with our expert teachers, accompanied by live music.

From January 2022 our Dance for Parkinson's classes will be delivered at a new venue! Join us at Lidgett Park Methodist, Lidgett Place, Leeds LS8 1HG.

Each week we cover basic technique to improve your posture, core strength and coordination. You then have the chance to learn steps from some of our best-known productions like The Nutcracker and Romeo & Juliet.

The live classes include a variety of both seated and standing exercises led and demonstrated by Philippa Ranger, Dance Education Officer, and Annemarie Donoghue, Classical Ballet Teacher for the Academy of Northern Ballet. You will be able to follow the option that you feel most comfortable and confident with.

No previous dance experience is required.  You may want to ask a companion or family member to join in with you for support or to enjoy the sessions together.

Join us to get creative, feel energised, and meet new people — all whilst having fun!

To help keep staff and participants safe during the class:

  • We will follow the guidelines as set out by Lidgett Park Methodist Church, Northern Ballet and the Government in relation to Covid-19 measures.
  • All activity will take place with social distancing for each household in place.
'It is wonderful to be able to take part in a class at my own level where the teacher is doing the same as me, sitting most of the time. It makes it feel very inclusive and the joy that I felt today was wonderful. I’m particularly enjoying the character section and the hand exercises are very good for my weak fingers… having the pianist and learning parts from a ballet are just the icing on the cake... thank you!'
Online Class Participant
'I felt so much better after (the class), both physically and mentally, and that has lasted right through to today... thank you once again for providing these sessions. I value the classes even more now that we are in lockdown again.'
Online Class Participant
Spring 2022 Term Dates
Date Time
Wednesday 23 March 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 30 March 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 27 April 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 4 May 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 11 May 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 18 May 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 25 May 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 8 June 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 15 June 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 22 June 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 29 June 2 - 3.15pm
Wednesday 6 July 2 - 3.15pm

Cost 

£6.50 per class, per couple.

What to wear 

Comfortable clothing that you can move in and comfortable shoes such as trainers. 

Booking information

Book online now

Supported by 

The George A Moore Foundation and the Evan Cornish Foundation

Contact us 

If you wish to discuss anything further, please contact Heather Newstead, Learning Project Coordinator by emailing learning@northernballet.com or call us on 0113 220 8000.