Dance for Parkinson’s
Dance health classes for people living with Parkinson's.
Established in 2016 in partnership with Dance Base, Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland is a national network of classes that support those living with Parkinson’s to experience the benefits of dance and creativity.
The programme is inspired by Dance for PD® created in 2001 by Olie Westhemier (Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group) and David Leventhal (Mark Morris Dance Group). Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland is proud to maintain a partnership with the Dance for PD® program to foster international best practice, research and professional exchange.
How do classes help?
Dance can help people living with Parkinson’s physically, mentally and socially, aiding mobility and improving overall feelings of wellbeing.
Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland classes improve balance, spatial awareness, confidence and fluidity of movement.
What can I expect?
Classes last around 1 hour and 30 minutes and include a variety of seated and standing movements.
Each class is led by a team of dance health specialists and volunteers and is accompanied by live music.
You are welcome to bring a friend, partner or carer to join in free of charge.
As with all Scottish Ballet Health programmes classes include a social time with refreshments. This social time, with others with lived experience of Parkinson’s, builds friendships and a community of support.
How can I join in?
Choose between weekly in-person, monthly or on demand classes. Online classes are held on zoom. For this the dancers will need a computer or mobile device that can access the internet. You will be emailed the link before each session.
Time: 11:00am and 1:30pm.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (not including the social café in between classes)
Location: Scottish Ballet HQ in Glasgow. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. G41 2PE.
Cost: £5 per class.
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