Give Big to Dance for Parkinson’s

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After last year’s success, we are once again taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise £20,000 for our Dance for Parkinson’s, a programme of high quality dance classes and activities based on the Company’s repertoire for people living with Parkinson’s. By giving during the Big Give Christmas Challenge , 29 November – 2 December, your donation will be matched by gifts already pledged to English National Ballet. This means your donation will be worth twice as much.

Dance for Parkinson’s classes are delivered within a professional dance studio with live music, and activities include the opportunity to attend exclusive behind-the-scenes events and see the Company perform at a local theatre. It benefits participants, their family, friends and carers, and we consider our Parkinson’s Dancers to be wholly part of the English National Ballet family.

Every week until the Big Give begins, we will be releasing videos focusing on dancers and dance artists that are part of our Dance for Parkinson’s programme across the country. They will tell you their story of why this programme means so much to them and why you should donate during the Big Give to help us continue to deliver it. Watch our videos as they are released here:


  • The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016 takes place on Tuesday 29 November, 12pm –  Friday 2 December, 12pm.
  • You may donate any amount from £5 to £5,000.
  • All major debit and credit cards (including American Express) are accepted.
  • If you are a UK tax payer we would be very grateful if you tick the gift aid box so that we also receive the tax paid on your donation.
  • Remember: your gift, whatever the size, will make a difference, and we are very grateful whatever you give.

We are extremely proud of this programme, which supports people with Parkinson’s develop confidence and strength as the same time as relieving symptoms in everyday life.  We run 450 classes a year in 5 hubs across the UK, benefiting hundreds of people with Parkinson’s across the country. The project has grown in popularity and classes are full.

Please help us give anyone who contacts us the opportunity to take part in a Dance for Parkinson’s class.