Dance for Parkinson's Scotland

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The Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland programme is a joint initiative managed by Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance and Scottish Ballet, Scotland's National Dance Company, and delivered in partnership with Parkinson's UK.

Ten Dance for Parkinson’s hubs have been set up across Scotland, which operate on a weekly basis, and have been designed especially for those with Parkinson’s and their families and carers. 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, gait and social isolation. The session includes tea/coffee, biscuits and a blether!

Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland is a national programme delivered in partnership with: Dance Base, Scottish Ballet, Eden Court, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen Performing Arts, The Beacon Arts Centre, Centre Stage, Shaper/Caper, Dundee and Angus College, Eastgate Theatre & 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.

Online Dance for Parkinson's classes are available via Zoom from 13 January 2021.
Free Dance for Parkinson's Scotland videos are also available on Facebook, accessible any time.

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