Introductory Course: Dancing with Parkinson’s Practice

Mon 18 Oct 2021 – Tue 19 Oct 2021
10:00 – 17:00
Online: Via Zoom
€50 DI Member / €70 Non-Member
Danielle Teale

Dance Ireland invites you to join leading dance and health artist and Parkinson’s dance specialist, Danielle Teale, for a two day insight into Dancing with Parkinson’s practice. This is an introductory course to Dancing with Parkinson’s practice.

The two days will provide artists with an overall knowledge and awareness of this special area of dance and health practice, and an insight into Danielle’s practice in this field which has evolved since 2009.
This will include

  • devising content and artistic material for classes
  • setting up and managing a class
  • specialist health and safety considerations.

Artists attending this two day programme will have the chance to discuss ideas together and reflect on how their personal approaches to dance facilitation are accessible to the Parkinson’s dancer.
Danielle will share her current practice and new artistic work that she is devising with dancers with Parkinson’s.

Time will be given for reflective pauses and breaks owing to the nature of working in the online space.

Any access needs related to online engagement please do let us know in advance.


Book online HERE


Danielle Teale is a highly experienced artist, director and researcher with experience across the dance sector from community engagement to teaching and leading in further education, professional dance settings, and health settings including hospitals and care homes.
Her work in the field of dance and Parkinson’s began in 2009 with English National Ballet, and has evolved since to forge an industry leading role in the UK seeing Danielle delivering training workshops and presenting at conferences nationally and internationally including; Mark Morris Dance Group (2018-19 – DCDC Korea), People Dancing (2013-18, yearly People Dancing Summer School course), Scottish Ballet and Dance Base (artists development programme 2018-present), Dance to Health (2015-18 The Netherlands).

Danielle Teale’s independent programme, Dancing with Parkinson’s has been evolving since 2016 in partnership with London Hospitals National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) – UCLH Queen Square, and Queen Mary’s Hospital (St. George’s Trust). The recent body of work, Collective IDentity, with partner venue Poplar Union explores identity and self perception. Dancers with Parkinson’s worked as co-creators of a performance work directed by Danielle and performed in July 2019, alongside an exhibition of art, film and photography all produced in response to, and during, the process. This work continues in 2021 supported by Arts Council England with a strong line of enquiry around how dance can be a vehicle for deepening self-understanding, self-acceptance, and contributing to self-efficacy. This will be shared in a documentary film and touring exhibition of work visiting 15 locations across England in 2021-22, as well as an independently led research strand in collaboration with Lizzie Fort.

For more information:
Twitter and Instagram: @CIDProject_

Images: Danielle Teale Dance, Collective IDentity (C), photography by Sara Hibbert