Dance Classes

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 or by phone 617-572-3727

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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: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Youville House, 1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Katie Blanchard at 617-491-1234 or

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


Concord, MA - Parkinson's Movement: Healing Movement to Music


This “Parkinson’s Movement: Healing Movement to Music for Parkinson’s and Movement-Related Disorders” classes uses various dance techniques and styles to address balance, flexibility, movement range and rhythm in a safe and enjoyable environment. It is based on the acclaimed Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Research has found that dance techniques can be helpful to those with Parkinson’s and other mobility disorders including shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking and gait. Caregivers are welcome to accompany student for free. Taught by Susanne Liebich, trained in Dance for PD; certified in therapeutic dance and movement. Classes are taught in 7 and 8 week sessions. Contact the instructor for more information.

Dates & Times: Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:40 AM
Location: Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, 310 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742
Contact: Susan Liebich, 508-527-3570

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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

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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

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Manchester, NH - Parkinson's Dance Class


This specialized dance class empowers people with Parkinson’s disease to explore movement and music in a safe and creative environment. Classes are open to participants, their friends, family, and caregivers. No prior dance experience is necessary.

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Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Location: Catholic Medical Center Wellness Center, 195 McGregor Street, Lower Level, Suite LL22, Manchester, NH 03102
Contact: Kendra Viviers, 603-641-6700 or


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; 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.

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Dates: Tuesdays, NOV 6 – DEC 18, 2018
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

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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


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

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: 781-647-JFCS (5327)

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