Photo credit: Geoff Dunlop


Photo credit: Rachael James


Photo credit: Rachael James


Photo credit: Rachael James


The Original Spinners is an inclusive community dance company

We bring people across all ages and communities together to give them opportunities to participate in dance and play.

Through the shared experience of movement and expression to music we help create moments of magic that transcend our differences.


The Original Spinners - Courses

Courses & Workshops

Dance for Parkinson's

A growing body of evidence points to the real physical, mental and social benefits experienced by people living with Parkinson’s when they dance.

Our aim is to bring people with Parkinson’s and their carers together to enjoy movement, music and self-expression in a non-judgemental environment.

Find out more about our Dance for Parkinson's classes

"It was really beautiful and moving. Be very, very proud."  

Marie Mccluskey MBE

Director at Swindon Dance

"Thank you so much for being part of Bristol Open Stage on Sunday. It was a really evocative piece of work, which really added to the variety of arts seen in Showcase 1.  The feathers/flight sequence was particularly effective. The music choices were great, too."

James Perries

Bristol Old Vic

"A massive well done! You did the city proud." 

Katy Noakes

Arts Officer Bristol City Council

“It makes me feel good, it gives me a workout, it has emotional content and it requires interaction with other dancers. All these benefits enable me to live with a little more ‘joie de vivre’ in my life.”

Class participant

Southmead Dance for Parkinson’s

"I say about the dancing: it’s beautiful, it’s enigmatic, plenty of fun!"


Misfit’s movement sessions

"One thing I took from Shambala this year was remembering how to play – which is a wonderful thing. It was hitting the clowning workshop straight away that helped me throw off the 'self-consciousness and status anxiety', so... thanks!"

Workshop participant

Shambala Festival

"I need this. When I came I felt a bit low and down but now it’s okay. I’m happy!" 

C Varga

Getting to Know the Roma project

All You Need Is Love

A Performance for Paul It was our honour and privilege to perform with Paul Atherton at Bristol’s Harbourside festival. Paul is one of our longest-serving Dance for Parkinson’s attendees and performing with us was on his bucket list. We were thrilled it all came together on the day in such an inspirational and uplifting way. …

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Funding Magic

What a Summer! Following on from the sheer joy of our performance with Paul Atherton at Bristol’s Harbourside Festival in Millennium Square, The Original Spinners are thrilled to have received funding from the National Lottery which allows us to continue our Dance for Parkinson’s classes at the Trinity Centre. As one of our longest-serving Dance …

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