dance instructor doing arm movements with a class of seated participants

Dance with Parkinson’s classes in Tewkesbury & Winchcombe


Priors Park Community Church
Queens Road
GL20 5EY

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  • Accessible toilet
Dancing burns calories, strengthens muscles, improves balance, increases flexibility, and gives the heart a good workout.
But for those living with Parkinson’s it does so much more.
Dancing and taking cues from music with a steady, clear beat can create new neural pathways in the brain, thus instigating movement, giving those with Parkinson’s a connection back between the brain and body that the disease progressively takes away.

Sarah Hartley runs two classes each week in Gloucestershire (though term-time only):

Mondays – 2pm – 3.30pm at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH

Tuesdays – 11am -12.30pm at Priors Park Community Church, Queens Rd, Tewkesbury GL20 5EY

Classes can be done seated or standing – or a bit of both!

Refreshments are provided after each class which is a great opportunity to socialise and catch up with other dancers.

Interested? New dancers can experience their first TWO sessions free of charge thanks to support from The National Lottery Community Fund. And if you find it a little daunting trying new things, why not bring a friend with you at no cost? They can even join in!

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