Dance for Parkinson's Scotland

Dance for Parkinson's Scotland

Working with our partners at Scottish Ballet, we are providing further training for our dance teachers and musicians – creating free dance classes with live music for people living with Parkinson's, their caregivers, family members and their friends.

As part of a pilot project, Dance Base is now running free weekly classes for people with Parkinson's, using techniques developed by Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York. The classes are team taught, led by specially-trained dance teachers (Jen Cunningham, Christina Duncan and Sophie Younger) and musician Robert Briggs, with volunteers kindly assisting. The class features live music, and each session is followed by an opportunity to enjoy refreshments. The class has also been going on theatre visits, and other excursions. This project also includes an invaluable research strand into health and wellbeing, led by specialists from the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. 

This pilot project is in partnership with Scottish Ballet and generously funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Rayne Foundation. 

Class times: 
11.30 - 13.30 | every Wednesday | Free

Please contact Participation Manager, Allan Irvine, through by sending an email to, for more information on how to get involved. 

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.


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