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Parkinson’s Awareness Day

In line with Parkinson’s UK Awareness Week, Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) are hosting their annual  Parkinson Awareness Day on Fri 13 April, 11am. This free day invites those with Parkinson’s Disease to enjoy the benefits of dance and arts related activity with the added opportunity to socialise with the local Parkinson’s community. Presentations will be delivered by Parkinson’s Dance Science (PDS) model developer Dr Sophia Hulbert, Dorset’s lead Neurological Consultant Dr Ralph Gregory and MSc students from University of Southampton. PDSW aspires to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and how the arts can be used as a tool to have fun, socialise, keep fit and feel empowered.

Now in it’s 5th year, the Parkinson’s Awareness Day has been growing from strength to strength, it is an opportunity for participants, carer’s, family members and health professionals to sample some of PDSW’s dance classes and become informed about regular activities available throughout the year.

As well as plenty of dance, led by our Parkinson’s Dance Science trained teachers visiting from across Dorset, further workshops will include Yoga for Parkinson’s and singing. Pauline McWilliams from the Chessel Chanters will lead a fun and lively singing session tailored to people living with Parkinson’s and their carers. For those wanting some peace and quiet, a chill out space will be available throughout the day.

Fri 13 Apr 18, 11:00 to 17:00


Pavilion Dance South West

Other Information

If you would like to attend the day, book a workshop or find out more, please visit the PDSW website at www.pdsw.org.uk or speak to a member of the box office team on 01202 203630 who will be happy to help.