Parkinson’s dance class

Ruth Kent will take the class
Ruth Kent will take the class

A dance class for people with Parkinson’s is starting in Banchory.

Deeside Dance Centre will host a taster session, supported by Parkinson’s UK, on Monday, March 12.

It will run from 12-2pm and will be for those with the condition and their partners/supporters.

The session will be taken by Ruth Kent who has been trained through Scottish Ballet to deliver classes to people with Parkinson’s and has run a successful one at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.

Emma Stewart, Deeside Dance Centre principal and director, said: “Having observed a class and seen the enjoyment on people’s faces, I was keen for her to deliver a class which would be more convenient for people living in Deeside.”

She added that it is hoped to start regular classes on Monday, April 16, for 10 weeks.