A dance and community project for people living with MS

Monday, July 11, 2022

SB Elevate® Orkney
A dance and community project for people living with MS

Scottish Ballet, The Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Orkney MS Society, The Pickaquoy Centre are delighted to announce the launch of SB Elevate® Orkney classes.

Elevate is a dance programme for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Developed by Scottish Ballet, the overall aim of Elevate is to positively impact health and wellbeing through dance, music and community.

The classes are completely free to attend and free transport will be provided for those who require it.

What to expect

These fully accessible classes are open to people living with MS, as well as family members, friends and carers. No dance experience is required, and the movement is fully adaptable to meet your needs.

Every class will be accompanied by live music. Experienced dance artists will offer support and guidance, ensuring you have a safe and fun experience.

Arguably the most important part of these classes is the social café where you can enjoy some well-earned tea and biscuits after class.

No need to buy any special clothing, just wear something cool and comfortable to move in.

Times and locations

Classes will run from:
Just Dance, The Fonteyn Studio-Kirkwall


Classes start at 1130

  • 21st July
  • 28th July
  • 11th August
  • 18th August
  • 25th August

Classes will also be held at The Pickaquoy Centre and other location across Orkney. For more information contact

How to Book

You can book directly with The Pickaquoy Centre:

If you would like more information:

This project is about what’s important to you.

We are also actively seeking members of the community who might like to be involved in community research. This research is integral to the programme and will directly inform the programme’s development.

For more information on any of this please contact

The project has been made possible by The Ideas Fund a grants programme run by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome.

Scottish Ballet is funded by Scottish Government.