Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland (DfPS)

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Whiteside B

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Dance Base, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for Scottish Ballet

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Commissioned in the spring of 2017 by Scottish Ballet and Dance Base, this mixed methods evaluation had a broad focus: to interrogate the perceived cultural, social and physical benefits of the Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland (DfPS) programme for individuals with Parkinson’s taking part. Data collection took place over a period of two months at the studios of Scottish Ballet (Glasgow) and Dance Base (Edinburgh). This report presents the aim, methods, and key findings of the evaluation, situated within a wider discussion.

An analysis of the data suggests that the DfPS programme is beneficial for participants in a number of interconnected ways, including perceived cultural, social and physical benefits.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Physical Health

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Physical Health Condition

Art Forms: Dance

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Whiteside, B. (2017). Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland (DfPS). Glasgow: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for Scottish Ballet and Dance Base.