Dance Well Class, an artistic experience that came from Italy and spread to other cities, finally gets started in Hong Kong now. Our classes are open to all: people living with or without Parkinson’s disease of all ages, along with their families, loved ones and carers. You can explore your body and soul in a creative way with our dance teachers, in artistic spaces like galleries, museums and performance venues.
Not only have I made more friends in the Parkinson’s community, but I have also met non-patient participants of different ages, which has expanded my interpersonal relationships and social circle. I gained so much here.”
Dance Well Dancer
My father and I have both benefited a lot. I used to think that only those with Parkinson's could feel the uniqueness of this journey, but now I think caregivers can benefit even more because we can feel the efforts of people with Parkinson's and the happiness they’ve got from it. At the same time, we can also release ourselves and have a relaxing time.”
Dance Well Dancer
People with Parkinson's lack dopamine in their brains and are more prone to depression. After joining Dance Well, I became more relaxed, happier, and youthful. It's really helpful for our disease. It's indeed a kind of therapy, an invisible one.”
Organised by the School of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the three-year creative movement project is designed for people with Parkinson's disease but open to all.
Don't miss the Dance Well Annual Sharing 2023, a crucial platform for mutual exchange, as we celebrate the transformative power of dance for people with Parkinson's disease! Join us on 16 November 2023 for an inspiring event that brings together professionals in dance, social welfare, and the medical field. Engage in thought-provoking discussions and gain further insights through keynote speeches that highlight the benefits of dancing for Parkinson's and the global network of Dance Well. Explore themed discussions focused on reviewing current collaborations and the development of dance for social impact and sustainability in Hong Kong.
Should you have any enquiries or suggestions on the Jockey Club Dance Well Project, please contact us via the following channels: