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Dance Well

Project title

Dance Well

Description of initiative

Dance Well supports the professional development of dance artists and dance organizations that engage people living with Parkinson’s, or other movement disorders, with dance. The project expands their skills, competences and knowledge to widen the possibilities of becoming meaningful for the societies they live in, contributing with their innovative approaches to wellbeing and social cohesion.
The project is led by Comune di Bassano del Grappa, K3 -Tanzplan Hamburg, Le Gymnase CDCN Rubaix, La Briqueterie CDCN Vitry sur Seine, Tanec Praha, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo and Fondazione Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice. The project is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The objectives of the project are:
1. Developing and experimenting innovative dance practices, the implementation, transfer and dissemination of knowledge and experiences across European regions, to support the recovery of artists and dance organizations engaging people living with Parkinson’s and other mobility disorders, in light of the COVID-19 crisis;
2. Contribute to the wellbeing and social cohesion and to the development of the culture of dance and its impact in civic societies.
Activities include: intensive training for Dance Well Teachers, Dance Well classes, creation and presentation of dance and audio-visual works, research and analysis, dissemination events.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Individual well-being
Community well-being
Physical health
Quality of social relations
Quality of services for specific groups


dance, well-being, social cohesion, recovery of artists and dance organisation, Parkionsons' disease

Target group

Adults | Older people

Cultural field





2022 - 2025

Sources of funding

Creative Europe programme of EU

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt



Comune di Bassano del Grappa
Public / State | Other


Fondazione Fitzcarraldo
Other | Culture
K3 - Center for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg
NGO / Non-profit | Culture
La Briqueterie
Other | Culture
Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix
Other | Culture
Lithuanian Dance Information Centre
Other | Culture
Tanec Praha
Czech Republic
NGO / Non-profit | Culture
Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice / AIKU – Arte Impresa Cultura
Other | Culture