Dance and Parkinson's

Many people with Parkinson's find that dance helps with their movement symptoms and can improve walking and balance.

Groundbreaking English National Ballet research has shown how dance can have a positive effect on wellbeing, physical movement and social integration for people with Parkinson's.

Parkinson's dance groups and classes take place across the UK. Some are run by Parkinson's UK local groups and others by our partner organisations, including English National Ballet, BalletBoyz and Dance for Parkinson's Network.

Learn more

English National Ballet and University of Roehampton: Harnessing the power of dance to improve health and wellbeing

University of Hertfordshire: Dance For Parkinson's research

To find out about other research into dance and Parkinson's, email us at

In class, people see you as the person you are, not the person with Parkinson’s.
— Carroll Forth, Dance for Parkinson’s participant