Classes | Dance for Parkinson's

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Join us at Dance Base for Dance for Parkinson's classes!

Dance for Parkinson’s classes are movement and exercise classes with live music, designed specifically for people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and families. The classes are open to all, and no previous experience is required. We always finish with a 30-minute social café at the end where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a blether. 

The classes use seated, standing and travelling movement exercises lead by trained dancers and musicians. The exercises – which are all adaptable to individual needs – are designed to support flexibility, gait and balance and to encourage fluid movement. The live music helps to guide these exercises and build strength and dynamics into the movements. The classes also include some voice exercises and singing, to encourage good posture and to support the chest, throat and facial muscles. We have good fun and use imagery and our imagination to enliven the movement exercises.  

Wednesdays from 11:30-13:30

(including 13:00-13:30 social cafe with tea/coffee and biscuits)

2022 Dates:

Autumn Term: Wednesday 7 September - Wednesday 7 December

£5 per class - first class free! Call us on 0131 225 5525 or email to book into a class, or book online by searching for the class here

Dance for Parkinson's classes across Scotland

Other Dance for Parkinson's classes are happening across Scotland - in Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife, Glasgow, Greenock, Inverness, Peebles, Perth and Stirling! See the classes schedule at the bottom of this page or contact us for more info.

Online classes also available. Online Dance for Parkinson's Scotland classes, delivered by Scottish Ballet, are available to book here. Free Dance for Parkinson's Scotland videos are also available on Facebook, accessible any time.

For more information about the project, see About | Dance for Parkinson's Scotland.


Download the Dance for Parkinson's Scotland class schedule here:

Creative Scotland
Supported by Edinburgh
Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council
Living Wage