Popping For Parkinson’s is a community dance project that offers free Popping dance classes to people with Parkinson’s disease. This project gives patients the opportunity to engage in a fun, social activity in a safe space where they can fully express themselves through dance while fighting social isolation, depression, physical pain, low confidence, stress and more. We specialise in providing Popping dance classes for people with Parkinson’s because it is one of the most effective ways to gain a better quality of life. This is the first project in the world to deliver Popping technique as dance-therapy.
“Since I started Popping, I don’t feel so depressed. I am more happy, which is something I’ve lost for a while” (Philip Friend, student)
All our classes are free of charge. We want to keep all our classes free of charge for students. In order to do that, we need to make sure our classes are sustainable first. By pledging on one of our rewards – see link at the bottom of this page – you will be helping us get up and running.
“I have witnessed the positive impact of Popping for Parkinson’s in Simone’s classes and he has created truly powerful concept. His passion and dedication to support the Parkinson’s community through teaching dance is incredibly inspirational and demonstrates how dance can enhance wellbeing in so many ways, whatever your age, background or condition” (Tania Diggory, Founder of Pioneers History Dance Festival)
What the money raised will do:
– £50 will enable us to run one Popping For Parkinson’s class.
– £2500 will enable us to run weekly Popping For Parkinson’s classes for one year.
All the money raised will go towards running Popping For Parkinson’s classes. Every little helps! The more money we raise, the longer we are able to run the classes. If we overfund this project, the money will help us sustain the project for longer, reaching more people, funding a Popping For Parkinson’s international tour, creating new classes, videos, songs and much more!
Visit http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/popping-for-parkinsons to donate and to choose a donation reward!
With your backing, Popping For Parkinson’s can continue to help these vulnerable yet strong and inspirational people through dance. It’s time to “shake it off”! Thank you for believing in us and our mission!