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Open Call: Dance Well Teaching Course 2024

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  • 06 December 2023

The CSC dancehouse of Bassano del Grappa, in collaboration with the Fresco Parkinson Institute, a centre of excellence for Parkinson's disease, affiliated to the NYU Fresco Institute for Italy, launches a new Teaching Course for Dance Well in 2024, entirely in English, with a scientific and artistic training, for dance artists who wish to learn and develop their practice, and become part of a international community active in Italy, Germany, France, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and in Japan. Dance Well-movement research for Parkinson's has been developed in Bassano del Grappa since the spring of 2013, in the spaces of the Bassano Civic Museum, with the aim of including people with Parkinson’s disease through contemporary dance in the artistic and social life of their territories. The artistic spaces where they take place, and the source of inspirations that the context brings, distinguish the initiative from many others held in traditional settings, and the Dance Well teachers bring diverse approaches and styles with their artistic proposals. Today Dance Well is developed in Italy, Asia and Europe thanks to the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union. Dance Well is also in dialogue with artists, cultural organisations, researchers and scientists in Israel, Great Britain, Sweden and the USA.

The Dance Well - movement research for Parkinson teacher training course is aimed at dancers and choreographers

Be dancers or choreographers, have a good knowledge of spoken and written English and a willingness to collaborate and share practices.

The program will start in July and continue through December 2024, attendance is compulsory. It is divided into a first online meeting in July 2024, with an introduction to the path and to the Dance Well practice. It continues in the physical space with a scientific and artistic training, in Bassano del Grappa from August 19th till the 22nd (we advise participants to get to Bassano on the 18th and leave on the 23rd*). It will continue online with webinars led by international experts. 
For each participant, a tailor-made programme of classes to be led will be created, agreed and scheduled with each participant, coordinated by tutors and experts.

*Shall you wish to stay longer, from August 22nd till 31st, the festival B.Motion will inhabit the city, presenting international and national works by emerging and contemporary dance, theatre and music artists. Info:




The course costs 550€, to be paid to the account of the Municipality of Bassano del Grappa
IBAN IT50M0200860165 000003497481 – Municipality of Bassano del Grappa


July (dates and times tbc) – online
Introduction to Dance Well and the Dance Well Teachers Training Programme.

August 19th – 22nd – Bassano del Grappa, Italy (we advise participants to get to Bassano on the 18th and leave on the 23rd*)
Scientific training: meeting with Dr. Volpe's team, introduction to Parkinson's disease, information on rehabilitation practices, medical-scientific approaches to therapy, the relevance of dance for the well-being of those living with Parkinson's and on family members/care givers.
Artistic Training: Approach to the construction of classes for the physical space and for the digital space, theory and practice on the construction of choreographic scores. 

September – October, online (dates and times tbc)
- Presentation webinar of researches conducted in various international contexts about the impact of dance for people living with Parkinson's
- Class on soft skills enhanced in non-professional participants by dance practices.
- Dance Well as a practice of social cohesion. 
- Webinars with international experts.

Participants are required to follow all scheduled appointments.

The course will include a practical section too:
- for participants resident in Italy, it is required to lead at least 10 classes. The programme will be designed with the participant and the tutors, according to their availability. Intensive weekends of classes are often organised.
- for international artists, a tailor-made programme will be created according to the city they’re based in.

Please note that the program may slightly change.

For further information contact the offices at +39 (0)424.519804/3 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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