"Simone's program invites people with Parkinson's to explore this funky, rhythmic style of street dance and experience the joys and benefits that come with it. His energetic, compassionate teaching and deep knowledge of the form create a safe and stimulating environment that engages focus, coordination, musicality, social connection and propulsive inner groove"
"Since I started Popping, I don't feel so depressed. I am more happy, which is something I've lost for a while" (Philip Friend, student)
"I have witnessed the positive impact of Popping for Parkinson's in Simone's classes and he has created truly powerful concept. His passion and dedication to support the Parkinson's community through teaching dance is incredibly inspirational and demonstrates how dance can enhance wellbeing in so many ways, whatever your age, background or condition"
"All my inhibitions seem to disappear which I never thought would be possible" (Gary, student)
"I found it fun and challenging. The Popping moves seem to help me release some of the stiffness. Not to mention the Wow's I get from my grandchildren! (Student)
"This has positively affected me, I enjoy it!" (Faith, student)
"The classes have kept me going over the years" (Student)
"For me, it is better than any other treatment" (Moji, student)
"It makes a big big difference to our lives" (Student)
"Popping For Parkinson's is the highlight of my week. For one hour a week I feel like the real me again" (Pauline, student)
We were delighted to have Simone not only as one of the two first LUCKY CHANGEMAKER recipients, but also as our first ever workshop in Berlin. He brought a great positive energy into the LUCKY weekend and managed to adapt his program very quickly to the given situation of participants, meaning that he sensed immediately what the group needed on that specific day. His way of communicating is very clear and motivating."