Dance Classes

Parkinson’s Dance Classes in Massachusetts

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Please be sure to contact the program provider to verify class details.


Barnstable, MA - Dance Program at Barnstable Senior Center

 

**This class is currently not meeting due to COVID. Please contact the program provider for more information**

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 Headquarters

 

**This group currently meets virtually on Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:45 AM. Please contact Urbanity for more information**

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 – Headquarters, 1180 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118.
Contact: dwp@urbanitydance.org or by phone 617-572-3727 ext. 4

For transportation and parking information, please click here.

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

 

 

 

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

 

**This group currently meets virtually on Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:45 AM. Please contact Urbanity for more information**

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 Friday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Urbanity Dance – Urbanity Central, 725 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Contact: dwp@urbanitydance.org or by phone 617-572-3727 ext. 4

For transportation and parking information, please click here.

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

 

 

 

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

 

**This group currently meets virtually on Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:45 AM. Please contact Urbanity for more information**

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 – 11:45 AM
Location: Youville House, 1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: dwp@urbanitydance.org or 617-572-3727 ext. 4

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

 

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

 

*Due to COVID-19, this class is being offered virtually. Contact Susanne Liebich for details and to register.*

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: [Classes Currently Virtual] Steinberg Wellness Center at Emerson Hospital, 310 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742
Contact: Susanne Liebich, susanne@dancingwellness.com or 508-527-3570

Learn more about Dance for PD here:

 

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

 

**These classes are currently held via Zoom. Please contact Donna Brooks for more information**

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.

 

Manchester, NH - Parkinson's Dance Class

 

**This class is currently not running due to COVID. Please contact the group leader for more information.**

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.

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 kendra.viviers@cmc-nh.org

 

Medford, MA - Adaptive Dance for Parkinson's

 

**This class is currently being held via Zoom. Register online here.**

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.

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

 

**This group is currently meeting via Zoom. Click here to register online. Contact Fritha for more information.**

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: Tuesdays
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

 

**This class is currently not meeting due to COVID**

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.

Due to the COVID-19 Situation, classes are now available via ZOOM.

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

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

 

**Please Note: This group will continue meeting via ZOOM throughout the COVID-19 situation. Please contact Anne Muskopf for further details**

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: For more information: Art Sullivan, asullivan@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-1336
To Register: Anne Muskopf, amuskopf@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5069

 

Virtual Dance Moves for PD Class

 

Join these virtual group dance classes. The classes, taught by instructor Donna Miceli and assistant Carolyn McCarthy, will be live streamed via Zoom.

Dates & Times: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month; 11 AM (Please log on up to fifteen minutes before the class start time)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Contact: Donna at miceli.dmdc@gmail.com

 

Virtual Class - Parkinson's Fitness Balance in Motion

 

Instructor Dianna Daly leads this movement class with series of seated and standing movement exercises to promote flexibility, balance and strength. Participants are given tools through rhythm, dance, and movement sequences that help improve agility and mobility issues associated with Parkinson’s. Movement improvisation, vocal and facial exercises, and a variety of music add to the fun.

E-mail diannadaly@gmail.com for zoom link or register on the website Parkinsonsfitness.org for our weekly newsletter with all class times and locations.

Dates & Times: Mondays, 11:30 AM; Fridays, 1 PM
Contact: Dianna Daly, diannadaly@gmail.com