Dance for Wellbeing


Wednesdays 11.15am to 12.30pm. Term 3 runs from 14 July to 15 September.


$12 per class or $100 per term. Pay at class or contact the teachers via email.


Now titled ZEST: Dance for Wellbeing, the beloved dance program will be managed and led by a team of teaching artists: Jane Ingall, Jacqui Simmonds, Philip Piggin, Debora Di Centa and Amy Macris.

Designed for adults who want to keep their body and brain active and healthy, regardless of their mobility, skill or age. Please come and feed your body and spirit with music and movement; be physically and mentally inspired and stimulated, have fun, meet some new friends and feel good! Dance is a unique vehicle, naturally combining multiple approaches to movement and exercise, building confidence and an improved quality of life. Taught by a team of highly experienced and dedicated dance artists, you will experience movement to music, much of it taking place seated in a circle of chairs, as you’re guided through a carefully planned program of dance activities,

For people with Parkinson’s disease, rigorous dance classes led by trained teaching artists are internationally recognised as an important, beneficial and welcome addition to the portfolio of exercise and therapy interventions. By approaching movement as dance students, not as patients, dance classes create an environment emphasising expression, creativity, engagement and positive relationship building. Designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s, you can focus on PD-specific concerns like mobility, balance, rhythm and flexibility in an enjoyable, social and communal environment.

Classes will continue at the same time and places as previously – Dance for People with Parkinson’s at Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Wednesdays 11:15am-12:30pm and at Belco Arts on Tuesdays 1:15-2:30pm and Dance for Everyone at Belco Arts on Fridays 12-1pm. 

Classes will run for 10 weeks per term, recommencing at Tuggeranong Arts Centre on 14 July until 15 September – and the theme is Sugar and Spice. Guaranteed to be tasty!

Class fees are now $12 per class, or $100 for the 10 week term, payable by cash at class, or by EFT internet banking (details at class or by enquiry at the email address).

The new email address for all future enquiries and communications is

The ZEST team are committed to making this new development succeed and, with your ongoing attendance and support, will continue to develop a program of excellence.

The ACT program is supported by Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Parkinson’s ACT, Belco Arts and Ausdance ACT.