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Parkinson’s Dance Classes in Massachusetts

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Barnstable, MA - Dance Program at Barnstable Senior Center

 

This dance class for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners is specifically designed to address balance issues. For more information, please contact the instructor.

Dates & Times: Fridays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Location: Barnstable Council on Aging, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
Contact: Elaine, 774-722-5554

 

Boston, MA - Dance with Parkinson's at Urbanity Dance

 

Urbanity Dance offers free community-based dance programs for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers in the Boston area. Modeled after the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group’s Dance for PD program, Urbanity has a unique class that blends yoga and basic dance technique with the creativity of story telling and live music.

Each class explores movement and music, balance and flexibility, coordination and grace- similarly to a typical dance class. Participants are invited to let go of inhibition and to find joy in music and motion within a social, creative outlet. Whether seated or standing, individuals can enjoy this supportive community at one’s own level and pace.

All are welcome; no dance experience is necessary; come dance with us today!

Dates & Times: Every Tuesday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Urbanity Dance South End Studio, 1180 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118.
Contact: Alison Merrill at community@urbanitydance.org or by phone 617-572-3727

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Visit Urbanity online. Look below for a short video on the program.

 

 

 

Cambridge, MA - Dance with Parkinson's at Urbanity Dance

 

Youville House, in partnership with Urbanity Dance, will host a dance course for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. Participants are encouraged to join any or all of the free weekly classes. Classes are intended to enhance movement, instill confidence, and build a community for people with PD. Classes will be taught by instructor, choreographer, and performer Betsi Graves.

Dates and Times: Thursdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Youville House, 1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Katie Blanchard at 617-491-1234 or katieblanchard@youvillehouse.org

Visit Urbanity online. Look below for a short video on the program.

 

Fall River, MA - Dancing with Parkinson's

 

This dance class is for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Dancing with Parkinson’s offers a chance for instructors and participants to find joy within the community through movement and music. Class structure is based on the Mark Morris Dance Groups Dance for PD method and lead by Jessica Howard. This program is free of charge and sponsored by the James K. Spriggs Fidelity Foundation and the Squillante Family Trust.

Please call Jessica Howard to register.

Dates & Times: 1st Wednesday of each month, 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Location: The Heron Dance Yoga & Meditation Studio, a.k.a The POTEGP Spiritual Guidance Center, 187 Plymouth Avenue, Fall River MA, Durfee Union Mill Building 8 First Floor
Contact: Jessica Howard at 774-264-0786

To see a program flyer, please click here.

 

Hadley, MA - Gentle Movement, Dance, and Yoga with Donna Brooks

 

Gentle Movement, Dance, and Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease with Donna Brooks include seated and supported dance, stretching, and vocalization to improve dexterity, strength, balance, walking, speech, flexibility, motor control, and rapidity. You can feel better, calm anxiety, and experience meaningful camaraderie.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45am
Location: Pioneer Valley Wellspring Integrative Neurotherapy, 104 Russell Street (Route 9), Hadley MA 01035
Contact: Donna Brooks, 413-230-1260 or donna@originalbodywisdom.com

Visit www.originalbodywisdom.com to learn more.

 

Medford, MA - Adaptive Dance for Parkinson's

 

Experience the joy of movement in many dance styles including Tango, Waltz, Ballet, and even Show Tunes. This dance experience is designed to enhance coordination, balance, flexibility, and strength. Certified Dance Instructor Roseann Eliseo has trained with the Dance for PD curriculum in New York City. Sara Crandall, PT, who will assist with the classes, also has experience working with people with PD.

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Dates & Times: Thursdays, SEP 14, OCT 12, NOV 9 & DEC 7; 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Location: Spaulding Outpatient Center Medford, 101 Main Street, Suite 101, Medford, MA 02155
Contact: 877-976-7272, or Register Online

 

Northampton, MA - Dance for PD

 

Come dance! This class is modeled after the Dance for PD® classes developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. This class is designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease and their spouses, family members, friends, and care givers. Classes will use various movement forms such as ballet, modern, folk dance, improvisation, and rhythmic styles to engage participants in an aesthetic experience and develop their artistry. They will also address various PD-specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation, and depression. Classes are appropriate for anyone with PD and no dance training is required! Please contact Fritha for more information about the class.

 

Dates: Please contact Fritha for current session dates.
Time: 2:15 – 3:45 PM
Location: Studio Helix, Thornes Marketplace, 3rd Floor – accessible via elevators
Parking: Accessible parking is located on Level 3 of the Gare Municipal Parking Garage and in the Armory Street Parking Lot behind Thornes Market
Contact: Fritha at 413-586-2524 or frithap@earthlink.net

To learn more about Dance for PD®, visit danceforparkinsons.org.

 

Orleans, MA - Dance for Joy

 

Dance for Joy provides an upbeat class including stretching, exercise, and dance style techniques for individuals with Parkinson’s. Teachers have received extensive training at the Mark Morris Dance for PD program. Drop-ins are welcome.

Dates: 1st and 4th Wednesday of the Month; 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Location: Orleans Council on Aging, 150 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans, MA 02653
Contact: Dorothy 508-432-3062 or Bert 508-240-2183

 

Pittsfield, MA - Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's

 

Let Your Yoga Dance is a unique healing movement and yoga mix that has brought increased strength, flexibility, balance, and Joy to hundreds of Parkinson’s students. This program is designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers. No experience is necessary.

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10:10 – 11:10 AM
Location: Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, 55 North Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA

To register, please call the instructor at 413-329-7887 or email megha@letyouryogadance.com.

This program is provided by the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

 

Waltham, MA - Dance for People with Parkinson's

 

Do you have Parkinson’s disease? Do you enjoy dancing and moving to music? Join the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) dance class for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their friends, family, and caregivers. No dance experience needed – beginners are welcome! Classes are taught by Art Sullivan, who trained with the Mark Morris Dance Group and has been teaching in Massachusetts since 1993.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: JF&CS Headquarters, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Contact: Nancy Mazonson MS, OTR/L at 781-693-5069 or nmazonson@jfcsboston.org

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