Dance for Parkinson's Scotland

Dance for Parkinson's Scotland

Dance Base is working in partnership with Scottish Ballet to present a  groundbreaking pilot called Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland.

As part of the pilot project Dance Base and Scottish Ballet provide training to dancers and musicians, presenting a programme that allows those living with Parkinson's to experience the benefits of dance and creativity, improving balance, spatial awareness, confidence and fluidity in movement.

The free weekly classes are developed using techniques by Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York, and led by specially-trained dance teachers, Jen Cunningham, Christina Duncan and Sophie Younger. The classes also see music by Robert Briggs, and immerse volunteers within the programme too.

There is growing recognition that dance can have positive benefits on both the physical and mental well-being of those with Parkinson's and this bespoke programme aims to make a positive impact on participants' lives.

Class times: 
11.30 - 13.30 | every Wednesday | Free

To get involved, or to find out more, please contact Participation Manager, Allan Irvine, by sending an email to

If you’d like to find out how you can support one of our community projects, or the other charitable work that Dance Base does, please visit the Support Pages of the website.

Dance for Parkinson's Scotland is presented in partnership with Scottish Ballet and generously funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Rayne Foundation.


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