The Movement and Dance sessions run every Wednesday at the Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh. The last half hour is social time with fruit and biscuits, tea and coffee.
There is no charge for the sessions.
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.
The social time at the end of each session is a chance to make connections and feel part of the dance community. Partners and carers often participate in the dance sessions, finding the classes fun and therapeutic for themselves as well as for people with Parkinson’s.
The classes are facilitated by specially-trained dance teachers (Jen Cunningham, Christina Duncan and Sophie Younger) and musician Robert Briggs, with volunteers kindly assisting. The teachers have a wonderful sense of lightheartedness and fun which they bring to the classes. Live music is an essential ingredient, and we have a talented pianist, Robert Briggs, providing the accompaniment, so the music is used flexibly to encourage movement and development of sequences.
Sponsored & organised by Scottish Ballet & Dance Base.
Wednesdays from 11:30am - 1:00pm then 30 minute social café.