Explore the joys and therapeutic benefits of dance, music and the creative spirit!

Tuesdays 1-3pm | £5 per class

Beacon Arts Centre is delighted to be hosting a weekly classes designed especially for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. This class is accompanied by a live pianist and takes place in our tranquil gallery suite overlooking the Clyde. The session is followed by a social cafe where we all kick back and enjoy a cuppa and a blether.

This is a drop-in class and can be paid for on the day at Box Office.

These classes are suitable for people with no dance experience and will develop confidence and creativity, whilst addressing Parkinsons' specific concerns. Dancing to music focusing on balance, rhythm, control and sequencing call alleviate some of the symptoms of PD and give a feeling of physical freedom. Each week we have two experienced dance intructors and volunteers at hand to help anyone who needs extra support with mobility. 


Things to note

  • Dancers are invited to take off their shoes for the class, although this is not essential
  • Please wear comfortable clothing 
  • Water is provided 
  • This is a drop-in class and can be paid for on the day at Box Office 
  • Carers join for FREE
  • Our building is fully accessible

Hear from the participants

"Focusing on the movement makes my tremors stop. Perhaps it's a distraction, I don't know why it works but when I'm in the class my hand doesn't shake like it is now." - Participant feedback 

"Having this to look forward to each week has made such a change for us both" - Participant reffering to him and his partner 

Dance for Parkinson's at the Beacon is made possible by funds from the McGlashan Charitable Trust and Innerkip Society. It was originally created as a joint initiative managed by Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance and Scottish Ballet, Scotland's National Dance Company and delivered in partnership with Parkinson's UK.

Images © Christopher Bowen, Dance for Parkinson's open class, part of Creative Minds Festival, 2023.

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