Dance for Parkinson's Forth Valley

Since 2019, Macrobert has been the home of Dance for Parkinson's Forth Valley, which is currently supported by Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.

The Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland programme was 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.

Macrobert 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.

This national programme is delivered by qualified and experienced dance artists, musicians and volunteers. 

A crucial element of our face-to-face classes is live music accompaniment, with time for participants to socialise afterwards with tea, coffee and a biscuit or two!

Session information

Classes run each Wednesday from 10 - 11.30am at Cochrane Hall, Alva (see map below)

There will be a chance to socialise with fellow participants from 10:00am, and again after the class until 11:30am.

Tickets cost £4 and includes a free space for a carer to take part.

There is plenty of free parking available at Cochrane Hall for those driving to Alva.

To find out more about the sessions, contact Creative Activities


When you're ready to book your place, you can do so on our website or by calling Macrobert Box Office on 01786 466666


Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland (national expansion) was initially funded by: Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Rayne Foundation, R S MacDonald Charitable Trust, The Robertson Trust and Elisabeth Frankland Moore & Star.

Dance for Parkinson's Scotland is proud to maintain a partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD® program to foster international best practice, research and professional exchange.