This event occurs most Mondays at 6.30pm (meet in bar at around 6.15 pm) for one hour.
Firstly, we have to thank The Monument Trust, which is part of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts for their grant to cover these sessions. Popping for Parkinson’s has brought us all closer together as a group, plus our muscles have started moving again. All to the beat of the music. It is amazing. Simone brings these sessions alive with his Italian personality and passion for dance. We love the sessions. Come and have a go!
“There is plenty of research that shows how beneficial dance can be to anyone, especially to people with Parkinson’s. And, because of the specificity of Popping technique, Simone thinks that by learning this new dance style students gain more body awareness and control, which then becomes feeling more in control of their life in general. Plus, dance is not only a physical activity, but it stimulates students on an intellectual and creative level, which is incredibly valuable.
This class also expands and diversifies the offer of dance classes related to Parkinson’s, and it is one of the very few classes for younger people with PD. It is also one of the first (if not the very first) Hip Hop related dance therapy class.”
Research by Dr Sara Houston from Roehampton University and Dance for Parkinson’s Project
We are very privileged to have Dr Sara Houston researching this project and her findings it will be published in her next book.
Venue: The Wimbledon Club, Church Road, Wimbledon. SW19 5AG
Tel: 020 8971 8090.