The Tango Effect

By Kate Swindlehurst

Parkinson’s and the healing power of dance

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

WORLD PARKINSON'S DAY #UNITE FOR PARKINSON'S

I couldn't really let World Parkinson's Day go by without a brief update. It's a day that's being marked and - well, celebrated? - yes, I think celebrated - across the world. For the third year, Florida's Tonya Walker has rolled out her #HeelsOnHeadUp social media campaign and I felt I had to contribute my photo (in tango shoes of course!) - you should be able to find it on twitter. There's also a short video on youtube (link below) with a tiny clip of me dancing somewhere in the middle. And, if you'd  like a bit more detail (including a brief account of my day in Rooney's Boxing Gym & my meeting with legend World Boxing Champion John Conteh) there's a new blog in my usual spot www.kateswindlehurst.com

Meanwhile my warmest thanks to all who have pledged their support for the book so far, especially recent contributors Libby, Iain and Paul. Also to Helen at Anglia Ruskin University who is doing great things with a double page spread for the next Alumni magazine and Christy who will spread the word on the Berlin tango circuit next week.

53% achieved - great so far - with a quiz planned for May and a pechakucha event in June BUT we need to keep up the momentum! PLEASE KEEP SPREADING THE WORD & SHARING YOUR OUT-OFTHE-BOX IDEAS!!

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