Eden Court is delighted to be hosting a weekly class designed especially for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.
These classes are suitable for people with no dance experience and will develop confidence and creativity, whilst addressing Parkinson’s specific concerns such as: balance, flexibility, coordination, gait and social isolation. The session is followed by tea/coffee, cake and a blether!
Exercises are devised to promote good balance and posture, movement articulation, fine and gross motor skills, neuroplasticity and dopamine production. The classes are suitable for any level of experience and ability, as there are always a variety of options .
Most importantly the classes are fun and friendly and a chance to forget the challenges of daily life.
The class takes place at 13.30 – 15.30 on Thursdays: 29 August - 14 November 2019 (no session 24 October).
For more information contact: Louise Marshall, Engagement Producer of Dance on [email protected]
I look forward to the class every week – everyone is so friendly and I feel good after the class.
The Dance for Parkinson’s programme was first created by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York and was devised by Programme Director David Leventhal. Dance for Parkinson’s was founded in 2001 and offered specialised dance classes to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners, originally delivered in New York City and then rolled out to 100 communities in 20 countries around the world.
The Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland programme is a joint initiative between Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance and Scottish Ballet, Scotland's National Dance Company, and delivered in partnership with Parkinson's UK.
Following a hugely successful pilot project managed and delivered by Dance Base and Scottish Ballet, the Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland programme has been expanded to ten areas; Peebles, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Greenock, Dundee, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Good fun but also very helpful, and beneficial for any stiffness
This national programme is delivered by qualified and experienced dance artists, musicians and volunteers. If you are interested in supporting the programme as a volunteer please contact [email protected].
Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland is supported and funded by; Dance Base, Scottish Ballet, The 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 and Mrs Gladys Row Fogo Charitable Trust.
At the end I feel free, physically.