Midland: Parkinson’s WA offering free dance class trial for those affected by the disease

Participants at a Dance for Parkinson’s Class.
Participants at a Dance for Parkinson’s Class.

PARKINSON’S WA is reaching out to people affected by the disease with a free come-and-try dance class in Midland in November.

Support programs co-ordinator Jodie Palmer said the class was run in partnership with Ausdance WA.

“Dance offers physical, mental and social benefits for people of all ages and levels of mobility and ability,” she said.

“In a Dance for Parkinson’s class, participants are encouraged by professional dance teachers to explore various different exercises and styles of dance.

“In chairs, at a barre or standing, the classes are stimulating and held in a friendly, non-pressured environment which energises, enriches and empowers.”

Ms Palmer said Parkinson’s WA would also start its first Midland Support Group in December.

“We identified the need for a new group to cater for people living in the area to connect and share information,” she said.

“We receive so much positive feedback from the people who attend our 20 existing groups throughout WA, and we are pleased to be opening this new group with a small $5 fee which includes morning tea.”

For more information contact 6457 7373.

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