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We're delighted to announce a new Dance for Parkinson's Scotland (DfPS) Facebook page, created for people involved in the Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland classes to connect and socialise during these challenging times.

Scottish Ballet currently offers a live Digital DfPS class on Monday mornings. In partnership with Dance Base, participants will now have access to classes on Facebook five days per week!

Classes will be posted in the group Monday - Friday at 11:30 am BST from the following hubs:  

  • Monday - Glasgow Hub: Scottish Ballet (Live Class)
  • Tuesday - Perth Hub: Horsecross Arts
  • Wednesday- Edinburgh Hub: Dance Base
  • Thursday - Peebles Hub: Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
  • Friday - Stirling Hub: Macrobert Arts Centre

These classes will be permanently available on the Facebook Pagh, to be enjoyed by participants at any time.

For those without a Facebook account, visit Scottish Ballet and Dance Base's Facebook pages directly to access the classes.

JOIN THE FACEBOOK PAGE

To make the most of our Dance for Parkinson's Scotland classes, you will need:

  • A sturdy chair – A kitchen chair or similar, ideally with no arm rest. Arm-chairs and sofas are too low and soft.
  • Enough room around you to reach out to the side without hitting anything. Make sure there are no trip hazards on the floor around you too.
  • Drinking water
  • Wear something cool and comfortable that you can move in. Ideally the class is done in bare feet, so no shoes or socks
  • While joining our live streams, please ensure you only do what feels comfortable and safe for your body.

While joining the digital classes, please ensure you only do what feels comfortable and safe for your body.

The DfPS programme is a joint initiative managed by Dance Base and Scottish Ballet and delivered in partnership with Parkinson's UK.

Established in 2016, the DfPS programme supports those with Parkinson’s to experience the benefits of dance and creativity - improving balance, spatial awareness, confidence, and fluidity in movement. 

Every week, around 130 participants take part in sessions across Scotland. As these sessions can no longer be attended in person, we are bringing daily classes online so that they can still be enjoyed by those who partake.


Dance Base, Scottish Ballet, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and 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 and Scottish Ballet patrons.

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.