Why Dance & Parkinson's?

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease suffer from extreme difficulties initiating movement which results in “freezing” and worsens as the disease progresses over time. Tremor is another feature of the disease and causes, even more, stress, even shame, and can create isolation and depression resulting in an extreme low-quality lifestyle.When practicing fun interactive dance classes, on a twice a week basis patients improve movement, their breathing and their weight shifting improves. The tremor is less visible, and patients in general experience the fun, as they are dancing, and not confronted with their PD but feel it more like a social happening.

More energy, happiness and feel fit?

Would you like to feel more fit and healthy, but you do not believe this is possible? Step Up For Parkinson’s can help you feel better by moving on music!

01  Our Mission

Through the provision of dance therapy in Malta and Gozo. The organization’s secondary aims include: raising awareness of PD both within Malta and beyond.

02  Our Vision

Step up for Parkinson’s is a Voluntary Organisation whose primary aim is to improve the quality of life of People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

03 Our Projects

We arrange free dance classes in Malta. You can find all our free classes and events on the classes page.