Dance for PD was founded in 2001 and offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends, and care givers. Dance for PD classes allow people with Parkinson’s to experience the joys and health benefits of dancing while also addressing concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skills, depression and physical confidence.
The program was originally founded as a collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Now fully administered by the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Dance for PD program offers classes in more than 100 communities around the world.
The program provides people with Parkinson’s the opportunity to integrate balance, sequencing, rhythm and aesthetic awareness into their lives. Dance is a fun and socially beneficial way to incorporate this movement into an individual’s life.
Thanks to the Hamilton City Ballet, Dance for Parkinson’s is available to our community at St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas. In August of 2016 Jeff Mahoney of the Hamilton Spectator wrote an article about the program offering in Dundas. You can find a link to that article here. Dance for Parkinson’s is a great opportunity for anyone with Parkinson’s Disease to meet people, have fun, and enjoy the physical benefits of dance.