This December, Dance Base and Scottish Ballet brought together 64 people from Edinburgh and Glasgow, who are living with Parkinson’s, for a combined Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland ‘megaclass’.
The Edinburgh group, which is run by a talented team of dance teachers, usually meets at Dance Base on a Wednesday.
On this occasion the dancers travelled through to Glasgow to meet the other participants at Scottish Ballet’s Darrell Studio. The megaclass in Glasgow then started with a fine spread of home-baking before the participants enjoyed dancing together
The project started in the Spring 2015, with Dance Base and Scottish Ballet working in partnership to provide training for dance teachers and create dance classes with live music for people with Parkinson's, their caregivers, family members and their friends. These classes explore a range of dance styles to engage participants' minds and bodies and create an enjoyable, social environment for artistic exploration.
This event was team-taught by Miriam Early, Hayley Earlam, Rhianna Laws and Sophie Younger with the fabulous pianist Derek Barron accompanying the event.