“You and your team have made impressive strides forward and are providing a genuinely valued resource to your community. And you've managed to do this within a relatively short timeframe, a real tribute to your (plural) work."
David Leventhal, Director Dance for PD®
Move Into Wellbeing®
Move into Wellbeing® is a charitable organisation which provides unique and effective dance and exercise classes for adults living with Parkinson's and other mobility restrictions.
Move Into Wellbeing® was conceived and founded by Donna Schoenherr in 2014. Donna, a former professional dancer, founded Ballet4life.com® 15 years ago. Her father had Parkinson’s for 30 years and Move into Wellbeing® is dedicated to him and is a living legacy to his life, courage, and strength.
A number of the Committee Members, Volunteers, and Carers are people living with Parkinson's. As such, they have experienced first hand the benefits of music and movement on balance, co-ordination, confidence and general wellbeing.
The classes are devised and run by Ballet4Life.com®, using specially trained and experienced teachers. They consist of a series of fun and stimulating exercises to music. There is emphasis on different muscle groups, strength, rhythm, co-ordination, balance, flexibility, interaction, dexterity, and the use of the voice. All exercises can be performed seated and no previous experience of dance is necessary.
Move into Wellbeing is based in Chiswick, W4, and are the only organisation offering this programme in the area.
Move into Wellbeing is financially and structurally independent from Ballet4life.