Why Dance & Parkinson's?

People with Parkinson’s Disease experience symptoms such as freezing, problems initiating movement, weight shifting, balance, as well as isolation and depression. This can easily lead one towards a low Quality of Life if not provided the adequate means of coping. When participating in dynamic and creative movement classes, optimally on a twice a week basis, participants often experience improvement in their overall Quality of Life. The benefits are physical, psychological and social – for both the person with Parkinson’s Disease and the Caregiver.

Join the Family!

Step Up for Parkinson’s is a family, we perform together, laugh together, celebrate, and support one another in every way that we can. It is more than just dance classes, we are 170+ people who are all having a similar experience in which we can share, and help provide a means of coping through community support, music, movement, and a space free of judgement where you are encouraged to be creative and expressive.

01  Our Mission

Improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their Caregiver with free creative movement classes in Malta. Secondly, we aim at raising more awareness of Parkinson’s Disease in Malta and abroad.

02  Our Vision

Reach more of the 1,415 people with Parkinson’s in Malta, and each of their caregivers with our classes to help them cope with their everyday difficulties with PD – and to always do so free of charge, to be accessible to all.

03 Our Projects

We arrange creative movement and expressive dance classes in Malta specifically for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. You can find all our free classes and events on the classes page.