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Dancing with Parkinson's in Poplar

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Dancing with Parkinson's in Poplar

Danielle Teale By Danielle Teale

Dancing offers people with Parkinson's relief from their symptoms, a chance for personal expression and a break from isolation. Help bring the uplifting art of dance to people with Parkinson's Poplar

Tower Hamlets Delivery stage

pledged of £26,517

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Dancing with Parkinson's is a programme of artistic dance and music opportunities for people with Parkinson's and their family or carers. The programme led by artistic initiator Danielle Teale, has proven to aid balance and posture, give people the permission to achieve and contribute to the process of creating which in turn offers people a sense of ownership and contribution. Over the last three years Dancing with Parkinson's has provided over 50 people with Parkinson's the chance to engage in the art of dance, within clinical settings across London. This year we aim to bring a programme to the dynamic and versatile arts space in the heart of London's East End. Dancing with Parkinson's at Poplar Union will take the programme to a new level, providing dancers with the opportunity to perform, contribute to new research and become part of a cutting edge artistic community in Poplar. Your backing will help us develop a Dancing with Parkinson's Company

What we'll deliver:

  • Develop a community of dancers with Parkinson's in Poplar
  • Deliver weekly company classes at Poplar Union for people with Parkinson's and their family and carers
  • Hold open sharing workshops and scratch performances for the neighbouring pubic to engage with the work we are creating
  • Offer free of charge taster dance classes in local community centres and care homes in East London

Why it's a great idea:

Dancing with Parkinson's company at Poplar Union will be the first of its kind to provide an artistic engagement for people with Parkinson's on a performative level. This project brings a more open visibility to the Parkinson's dancer. Poplar Union is the 'Creative Heart and Soul' of Poplar and programmes groundbreaking artistic work showcasing the flourishing creativity of all people and communities in the area. The Dancing with Parkinson's programme will add to the community audience that Poplar Union can reach, and offers a safe space for people with Parkinson's to join a wider network of creative people. Dancing reaches people on a social, emotional, cognitive and physical well, helping champion a holistic view of our wellbeing through the arts.

Steps to get it done:

  • Recruiting artist collaborators
  • Engaging local people with Parkinson's in taster workshops
  • Workshop programme at Poplar Union with people with Parkinson's
  • Scratch performance sharing and exhibition at Poplar Union
  • Legacy workshops to take place at Poplar Union with people with Parkinson's

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £26,516

Artists fees for project - £12,510 (47%)
Artists fees for taster workshops - £2,960 (11%)
Artists fees for legacy workshops - £2,960 (11%)
Film and photography documentation - £2,500 (9%)
Space at Poplar Union - £1,326 (5%)
Project Management - £1,000 (4%)
Resources, travel, equipment - £650 (2%)
Marketing design and support - £360 (1%)
Staff support for event producing - £340 (1%)
Technician for public scratch performance - £150 (1%)
Other - £1,760 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Artists fees for project
Artists fees for taster workshops
Artists fees for legacy workshops
Film and photography documentation
Space at Poplar Union
Project Management
Resources, travel, equipment
Marketing design and support
Staff support for event producing
Technician for public scratch performance
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • If the project was overfunded this would go towards helping us to achieve our long term ambition to create a company of dancers with Parkinson's who can engage with regular weekly creative dance activity and work towards future performances.

Total £26,516

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