English National Ballet dancers in rehearsal for Song of the Earth © Laurent Liotardo. Lead Principal Jurgita Dronina is wearing Inked by Ballet Mafia.
Dance for Parkinson's
Established in 2010, English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme offers a warm welcome to join our ENB Parkinson’s family, to experience the joy of dancing to live music, socialising and meeting new people, seeing dance performances and unique opportunities to meet the creatives and world renowned guest artists.
ENB classes take place at ENB’s studios on London City Island and in partnership with hub partners: Royal Albert Hall, DanceEast, Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI), Oxford City Council and affiliated hub partner National Dance Company Wales.
ENB’s classes are welcoming and full of joy! Inspired by the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire – from Swan Lake to Akram Khan’s Giselle, and from William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2) to Nutcracker, each term we creatively explore the themes, music and choreographic language and view the production as a whole on-stage or online.
Dance for Life
Ballet Mafia’s ambition is to promote the benefits of ballet beyond the professional stage and the theatres of the world and to highlight the less well known recreational and therapeutic benefits ballet can bring.
The components of ENB’s Dance for Parkinson’s dance class, the artistic freedom and the social aspect can help with managing daily living with Parkinson’s. Dancing can enhance fluidity of movement, develop postural stability, flexibility of the spine and improve balance. The use of rhythm and voice can help with cueing movement and expression.
The ballet did make me urgently want to move more, and move better and hinted at how this might be possible.
How you can help
We are proud to announce that for every product sold, Ballet Mafia will make a donation to English National Ballet and the Dance for Parkinson’s programme.
Every Ballet Mafia skirt and pair of warm up trousers donate £2 each. Every top and product from the Merde Signature Collection donate £1 each.
You can also help English National Ballet promote its programme by sharing pictures of you and your favourite Ballet Mafia item on social media, using the following hashtags:
#EnglishNationalBallet #DanceforParkinsons #balletmafialondon