Dance for Parkinson's Class in Edinburgh

Dance for Parkinson's

Dance for Parkinson’s

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About the Class

Wednesdays 17 Apr – 19 Jun 11:30 - 13:30

This class is also available as a drop in
Join us in the studio for Dance for Parkinson's classes! Working through a series of seated and standing movement exercises with live music, these sessions are suitable for those people with no dance experience and will develop your confidence and creativity, whilst addressing Parkinson’s specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination and gait. The session includes a social cafe after the dance class, with time for tea/coffee, biscuits and a blether! See our webpage for more information:

If you have not attended a Dance for Parkinson's class at Dance Base before, please contact before booking a place in the class.

Meet the Teachers

Jen Cunningham

Jen Cunningham is an independent contemporary dance artist based in Edinburgh. She trained in Scotland, obtaining a BA Hons degree (1st Class) at the Scottish School Contemporary Dance in Dundee, graduating in 2010.

As a freelance dance artist, she has worked with choreographers Jack Webb, Lucy Boyes, Ruth Kent, Ian Spink, Keren Rosenberg, Brigid McCarthy and has performed nationally and internationally on various projects directed by All or Nothing, Rob Heaslip (max.IMEALLdance), Oceanallover, Mark Murphy and Flesh Collective.

She has taught contemporary technique and creative skills across Scotland in schools such as Fife Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA) and Torry Academy in Aberdeen; has been a team teacher for Dance for People with Parkinsons since 2012, recently taking on the role as lead teacher for the classes.
In October 2013 she became a part of Flying High, a Creative Futures funded initiative set up by Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and August 2014 she received professional development funding to attend the European Aerial Dance Festival in Brighton.
Throughout the summer of 2014 she worked with Glasgow Youth Dance Company (GYDC) as rehearsal director for The Gadfly Project directed by Rob Heaslip as part of GO Dance 14 and was a Dance Captain for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.

How to prepare

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Your teacher will advise you if you need to bring anything with you for the next class.

And don’t forget your bottle of water!

Join us in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket for Dance for Parkinson’s.

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