About Ascendance

Ascendance is a creative charity, dedicated to health and well-being, offering dance classes and performance opportunities that are inclusive for all. Whether in a local community venue, a care setting or on the internet via Zoom Ascendance provide a welcoming and friendly community with a sense of belonging and joy.

Performance is a key part of Ascendance’s work and through its own community driven performance company ‘Fuse Dance Collective’ a diverse cast of professional dancers, people with Parkinson’s, and others of any ability are given the opportunity to create and perform dance works in site specific locations or perform in prestigious local theatres.


Dance with Parkinson's Programme


Fun movement-based classes, designed specifically for the symptoms of Parkinson’s & other neuro conditions.


Watch us in action

Dance classes

Dance classes across Leeds & Bradford. We are on Zoom too - Find out more about our specialist classes for older adults who want to stay active for longer!

Ascendance films

Enjoy our gallery of videos and "Dance at Home"

Meet #TeamAscendance

The Board of Trustees, Teaching Team & Volunteers are the passionate professionals at the heart of Ascendance

Latest from Ascendance

June 17, 2024
Visual Arts & Movement with Serena Nassini

We are looking forward to Serena joining us this Friday to explore visual arts & movement to live music. Nassini Fine Art Serena Nassini (b1990, Italy, lives in Leeds, Uk) is a prolific, visionary and […]

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June 10, 2024
Holistic Dance with Zoe Parker

As part of Ascendance Wellbeing Festival join Zoe Parker to soothe body and mind. Zoe comes to this session with  a range of movement and somatic therapies/ techniques.  With a mix of movement, Pilates, ball […]

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June 4, 2024
Ascendance on #BBC Look North

So proud watching our incredible dance community on BBC Yorkshire Catch up over on You Tube!

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June 3, 2024
Festival of Wellbeing

We’re really looking forward to our Festival of Wellbeing which is on during June & July. There’ll be opportunities to try out different activities with the focus on self-care, creativity and mindfulness. For the full […]

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April 3, 2024

A fun movement-based class, designed specifically for the symptoms of Parkinson’s & other neuro conditions. New 6 week block starts on April 16th and this term is on a Pay as you Feel basis!

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April 2, 2024
Moving with Joy

On Saturday @ascendance 's diverse cast of professional dancers, people with Parkinson's, & others will be performing two new dance pieces at our #MovingWithJoy event at 3pm at @UniversityLeeds: Signature Moves and True Yorkshire Grit […]

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