Dance for Parkinson’s classes are movement and exercise classes, lead by trained dancers and live musicians. They are 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 finish with socialising, where you can enjoy tea and a blether.
Classes take place on Wednesdays from 11:30 – 13:30
Autumn Term dates: Wednesdays 6 September – Wednesday 13 December
This term, our class will be collaborating with a filmmaker alongside the team, to create a short film together. Everyone is welcome to take part, and you are still able to join the class if you don’t want to be part of the film.
First class is free, £5 per class thereafter.
If you’d like to find out more or book in for a free trial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 225 5525
The DfP Scotland programme is a joint initiative managed by Dance Base and Scottish Ballet, delivered in partnership with Parkinson’s UK. Programme partners include Eden Court, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen Performing Arts, The Beacon Arts Centre, Centre Stage, Shaper/Caper, Dundee and Angus College, Eastgate Theatres & Arts Centre, Horsecross Arts and Macrobert Arts Centre.
This national programme is funded by: Dance Base, Scottish Ballet, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Baillie Gifford (Scottish Ballet Dance Health partner) and Parkinson’s UK. We are also thankful for the support we have received from; The Rayne Foundation, RS MacDonald Charitable Trust, Cairn Energy, the Elizabeth Frankland Moore & Star Foundation, J & JR Wilson Charitable Trust, WG Edwards Charitable Trust, Cruden Foundation, Barrack Charitable Trust, Mrs Gladys Row Fogo Charitable Trust, The Robertson Trust, and The Agnes Hunter Trust. We are proud to maintain a relationship with Dance for PD® to foster international best practice, research and professional exchange.
Dance for Parkinson’s
Film by Stuart Armitt
Teacher – Jen Cunningham
Musician – Robert Briggs
About Dance for Parkinson's
The programme was initiated and delivered through a partnership between Dance Base and Scottish Ballet and in collaboration with Parkinson’s UK between 2017-2022.
We regularly run training, mentoring and shadowing opportunities associated with our DfP classes. We will list opportunities on this page and on our social media platforms so please check regularly.