Inspiring dance classes for people with Parkinson’s
When: Summer Term: Friday 28th April to Friday 7th July 2017 (excluding half term – 2nd June)
Class 1: Fridays 11.30 – 12.45
Class 2: Fridays 13.45 – 15.00
Where: BalletBoyz Studios, 52a Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6JX.
Access/Transport: It is a short five-minute walk from the main line railway station and is near the 65 bus route. The studio is fully accessible and there is disabled parking available along Canbury Park Road.
Refreshments will be available after class. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.
Cost: £3 per participant – friends, carers and relatives are welcome to come along for free.
Our classes are now fully booked, but to be added to the waiting list please get in touch with us via email at or by calling 0208 549 8814
About the classes
In these weekly sessions participants can explore and enjoy dance and live music in a supportive and creative environment, led by specialist teachers and musicians. No previous dance experience is required and carers, friends and partners are welcome to attend for free.
Supplementing the weekly classes, regular cultural activities take place, which include the unique opportunity to watch BalletBoyz rehearse in the studios, seeing live dance performances at theatres including the Royal Opera House and Kingston’s Rose Theatre, and cinema trips to watch BalletBoyz on the big screen!
The Parkinson’s CAN Dance programme is led by Rebecca Trevitt. Rebecca was a dancer with The Royal Ballet and now specialises in educational and vocational dance. She attended the Dance for PD® Teaching Training programme in New York, delivered by Mark Morris Dance Group and has been teaching a weekly Dance for Parkinson’s class with English National Ballet since 2011. For Becky, teaching these sessions is “much more rewarding than any other group I’ve ever taught” and she is thrilled to be bringing a class to her home town of Kingston.
The class is also taught by Annie Breckell. Annie trained at The Royal Ballet School and danced professionally with The Royal Ballet until 1992 before going on to perform in Nicholas Hytner’s ‘Carousel’ at The National Theatre. In 1999 she retrained as a yoga teacher in the Scaravelli method under the tutor John Stirk and has worked for the last 13 years in this field.
The live musical accompaniment for the class is provided by Charlotte Harding and Nathan Tinker, who play together each week.