In Dance Ireland’s Dance for Parkinson’s classes, participants are inspired to explore movement and music in ways that are energising, fun, stimulating and creative. Led by Olwyn Lyons, an independent choreographer, dance artist and facilitator, the spring 2022 programme takes place online every Monday from 17 January – 11 April.
About the classes
Internationally, people affected 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.’
Classes are open to all and care givers, spouses, and friends are welcome to join in. No previous dance experience is required.
About Olwyn Lyons
Olwyn Lyons works as an independent choreographer, dance artist and facilitator. Over the past nine years, Olwyn has worked extensively in Dublin and Carlow, leading and assisting dance projects with a variety of communities of age, place and location.
Olwyn has always been passionate of the benefits dance can have on health. Olwyn completed Advanced Training Dance for Parkinson’s (Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, People Dancing UK, Dance for PD® USA, The English National Ballet) with David Leventhal, Mark Morris Dance Company, Brooklyn. She is Co-Director of Macushla Dance Club, dance for people aged 50+ based in and supported by Dance Ireland and funded by Dublin City Council and Age & Opportunity.
Online through Zoom
Dates: Every Monday from 17 January – 11 April 2022
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Further information and booking: www.danceireland.ie/whats-on/events/dance-classes-for-people-with-parkinsons-1