Dance Classes for People with Parkinson’s

Every Monday from Mon 28 Jan 2019 - Mon 27 May 2019
11:30 - 13:00
Please Note:
No Class 29 October
€5 (tea/coffee included)
Open to all
Olwyn Lyons

About Dance for Parkinson’s Classes @ DanceHouse

In our dance for Parkinson’s classes, participants are inspired to explore movement and music in ways that are energising, fun, stimulating and creative. Internationally, people effected by Parkinson’s Disease, have hugely benefitted from taking part in dance classes as their range and fluidity of motion, multi-tasking, and balance increase; in addition to co-ordination and efficiency of movement.

"The class helps me think about a certain kind of movement, and explore that movement, that I might not otherwise have encountered just walking around. It shifts my perspective and makes me think about things in an entirely new way."

They start with a gentle chair based warm up, then work towards shifting weight out of the chair and up to standing before transferring weight and travelling through space. Affinities of movement, effort qualities and rhythm are explored as we connect to the music and enjoy moving together as a group. 

Join us – increase your flexibility, range of motion, meet new people, and have FUN!  Class is open to all and we welcome care givers, spouses, and friends to join in. 

 "I don’t know if it happens to everyone, but I lose my symptoms when I’m there."

"The music and movement started, I was filled with great joy. I was able to take the whole class and walked out feeling accomplished."

·         Tea and coffee served before class

·         Classes take place in a beautiful professional studio space

·         No partnered required (carers, family and friends are welcome!)

·         No previous dance experience required

·         There’s no right or wrong way – we just move in a way that's right for YOU! 

Classes are led by professional dance artist, Olwyn Lyons. Olwyn works as an independent choreographer, dance artist and facilitator. Over the past 9 years Olwyn has worked extensively in Carlow and Dublin, leading and assisting projects with a variety of communities of age, place and location.
Olwyn has successfully completed Introduction to Teaching PD (Dance for PD® USA ,People Dancing: Foundation for Community Dance UK) and this year she completed Advanced Training Dance for Parkinsons (Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, People Dancing UK, Dance for PD® USA, The English National Ballet). Since 2016 Olwyn has been regularly co-teaching Dance for Parkinsons with fellow Dance Artist, Ailish Claffey at Dance Ireland.





For further information:

  • Telephone: 01 855 8800
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