Dance for Parkinson’s

Dance for Parkinson’s

Dance for Parkinson’s classes are movement and exercise classes, lead by trained dancers and live musicians, for people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and families. Classes are open to all, no previous experience is required. Exercises – which are all adaptable to individual needs – are designed to support flexibility, gait and balance and to encourage fluid movement. The classes also include some voice exercises/singing and always finish with a social get together, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a blether.

Classes take place on Wednesdays from 11:30 – 13:30

Summer term dates: Wednesdays 19 April – Wednesday 19 July (*)

(*) 5, 12, 19 July will be special ‘Summer Sessions’ taking place outside of Dance Base’s studios. More information coming soon!

First class is free, £5 per class thereafter.

Summer Term booking links
Dance for Parkinson’s Course: BOOK HERE
Dance for Parkinson’s Drop-in: BOOK HERE

If you’d like to find out more or book in for a free trial, please email or call 0131 225 5525

We are very grateful for our current supporters that ensure this project can continue: ScottishPower Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Nancie Massie Charitable Trust.



“It’s great fun and makes me feel positive!”

“I appreciate the combination of joy, movement, noise and silence, reflection, peace. Perfect balance.”

Dance for Parkinson’s
Film by Stuart Armitt

Teacher – Jen Cunningham
Musician – Robert Briggs

Book a Dance for Parkinson's Class

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 participants’ 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!

Your Support

DfP is one of our key engagement and community projects. Our programme supports the delivery of weekly creative movement sessions across Scotland where participants and their families/carers can do something active and creative together, improving the long-term quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. We are grateful to the funders and donors who support this essential programme.

Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland Class Listings

There are many DfP classes taking place across Scotland, visit our Class Listings page for more detail.

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About Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland

The DfP Scotland programme was initiated and delivered through a partnership between Dance Base and Scottish Ballet and in collaboration with Parkinson’s UK between 2017-2022.

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Opportunities with DfP Scotland

Dance Base regularly offers opportunities for dance artists to train, connect and work with the DfP communities. We also welcome new volunteers on a rolling basis.

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