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Working with our partners at Scottish Ballet, we are providing further training for our dance teachers and musicians – creating free dance classes with live music for people living with Parkinson's, their caregivers, family members and their friends.

The aims are to:

-wake up stiff muscles and improve flexibility
-encourage mind-body connection
-improve co-ordination and balance
-increase self-awareness and self-esteem

in a supportive and joyful environment.

As part of a pilot project, Dance Base is now running free weekly classes for people with Parkinson's, using techniques developed by Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York. The classes are team taught, led by specially-trained dance teachers (Jen Cunningham, Christina Duncan and Sophie Younger) and musician Robert Briggs, with volunteers kindly assisting. The class features live music, and each session is followed by an opportunity to enjoy refreshments. The class has also been going on theatre visits, and other excursions. This project also includes an invaluable research strand into health and wellbeing, led by specialists from the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow.

Classes are run every Wednesday from 11.30AM until 1.30pm at Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU. There is no need to commit to coming regularly. The classes are free. To find out more, please contact Allan Irvine on 0131 225 5525 or allan@dancebase.co.uk.
Ages
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month 11am - 12.30pm
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
Dance Base
14-16 Grassmarket
EDINBURGH
EH1 2JU

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Contact Details
Contact Person: Allan Irvine
Contact Telephone: 0131 225 5525
Contact Email: allan@dancebase.co.uk
Website: http://www.edinburghparkinsons.org/regular-activities/dance-for-parkinsons-scotland
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This record was last modified on: 27 September 2017