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Time to Dance®

Dementia-friendly programme to support brain health

By developing communication, expression, coordination, balance, creativity, problem-solving and social interaction, dancing supports brain health and improves quality of life.


What can I expect?

Time to Dance® sessions are dance-based classes for people living with dementia or memory loss, their families, friends, children, grandchildren, partners and carers.

Each class is led by an experienced team of dance health artists and volunteers, and is accompanied by live music. The session includes a social café before and after the movement class. 

All ages and experience levels are welcome.


How can I take part?

Choose from weekly in-person sessions at Scottish Ballet’s headquarters in Glasgow or on demand sessions. Classes take place at our headquarters in Glasgow, care homes and community settings.

When the drums or piano starts, [my friend] ‘feels’ the music and comes alive. The transformation is a joy to watch. The social aspect with others at tea time adds to this and by the time we leave Scottish Ballet, her mood and cognition is significantly better.

Time to Dance® Participant

Watch this short film to hear from some of our participants

In-person Sessions

In-person classes accompanied by live music.

Sundays 21 April – 23 June , 2pm – 4pm

Note: there is a waiting list for this class. To be added, please contact

Current bookers of this class will be sent a link to book April – June 24 classes on Thu 21 Mar. Any remaining places will be made available on Mon 25 Mar.

Live Sessions for Care Homes and Day Centres

In the Autumn, Winter and Spring we hold an online ‘Mega class’, dancing with residents in care homes and day centres from all over the country.

If you would like your care home to be included in this, email .