Scottish Ballet is spearheading a groundbreaking Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland programme, delivered in partnership with Dance Base.
In Scotland, there are estimated to be approximately 12,400 people who live with Parkinson’s, and this number is set to increase over the next 25 years. Dance can help people with Parkinson's physically, mentally and socially, aiding mobility and improving overall feelings of wellbeing.
Established in 2016, the Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland 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 100 participants take part in sessions delivered by Scottish Ballet in Glasgow and Dance Base in Edinburgh.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland programme engaged with local partners to provide classes in Aberdeen Performing Arts and City Moves, Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, Centre Stage in Kilmarnock, Eden Court in Inverness, and Shaper Caper and The Space in Dundee, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in Peebles, Horsecross Arts in Perth and Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, bringing the total number to classes across Scotland to ten.
Due to the current Covid-19 restriction, we have moved our Dance for Parkinson's Scotland classes online.