Dance classes for people living with dementia and their families and carers.

By developing communication, expression, coordination, balance, creativity and social interaction, dancing engages the brain and improves quality of life. This can help with common symptoms associated with dementia, such as memory loss.

As well as being a place to come to dance and have fun, Time to Dance participants have the opportunity to learn something about Scottish Ballet’s repertoire and to attend our theatre events as our guests.



  • Class begins with a short introduction and welcome, followed by 45 minutes of dance and movement,  after which participants are invited to stay for a 15 minute social time.
  • The whole class can be done seated although there is an invitation to come to standing.
  • The dance class consists of gentle movement and creative tasks inspired by Scottish Ballet repertoire.
  • Classes are accompanied by a live musician and led by two experienced dance health artists.

To find out more about the programme and register your interest in the classes, please contact

Time to Dance has received three year funding from The Life Changes Trust.

We rely on additional donations to refine the delivery and evaluation of the project and to ensure the project is sustainable after the initial funded period.

Thank you to The Elizabeth Frankland Moore & Star Foundation and The Alma and Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust for supporting Time to Dance. 

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Thank you to the following individuals who have recently supported Time to Dance:

Friends and Family of Jessie Bradshaw
Edward & Jean Murray
Norman & Pam Murray
Joyce Pringle
and one anonymous patron