Dancing Through Parkinson’s

Building hope, community, and well-being through the joy of dance!
DTP awaits you!

Dancing Through Parkinson’s is Invertigo’s longest standing community engagement program.

Dancing Through Parkinson’s (DTP) provides dance classes to persons living with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative, mobility and age-related conditions. Through movement and storytelling, the program promotes physical health, mental health, and joyful community interaction, and class attendees report improvements in their physical stability, balance, creativity, mental clarity, and overall well-being! 

A testament to Invertigo’s commitment to accessibility, DTP classes, which are offered free of charge, emerge as a sanctuary of movement that reignites balance, amplifies flexibility, and ignites a sense of empowerment. DTP is a vital pulse in the heartbeat of Invertigo Dance Theatre. Our big-hearted and highly-trained Teaching Artists collaborate with Invertigo’s community engagement team to offer exciting dance projects throughout the year for participants, care partners, and dancers. 

Join our loyal group of movers in weekly classes throughout Los Angeles and/or online via The Hub!

People dance every day for all different reasons. Some dance to work out, and some dance to be part of a community. Jack Gregory, who participates in DTP, finds happiness in moving his body and doing it in a group while wearing his “crazy socks.”
-Lightbeam Prod.

Move with us at our Los Angeles class sites!

In person weekly class schedule:

Weekly classes welcome drop-ins, no need to preregister!


Mondays from 1:30-2:30pm

The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice, CA 90291

Studio parking lot available. Free neighborhood parking lot.
Click for a map to the Electric Lodge

Taught by Rachel Whiting


Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

LA Star Dance Studio
19320 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356

Metered parking.
Click for a map to the LA Star Dance Studio

Taught by Jessica Evans and Morgan Bronk Lutz


Fridays: 1:30-2:30pm

Crenshaw Yoga & Dance
5426 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043

Metered parking + free neighborhood parking lot, cross street W 54th.
Click for a map to Crenshaw Yoga & Dance

Enter on foot through the large driveway to the right of the front door. You will see green astroturf leading to Studio B, that’s where you’ll find us!

Taught by Chavia Blankenship, Rosa Navarrete, & Heidi Buehler


Dance from the comfort of your home, anywhere at anytime.
Stay active with fun music and dance moves!

The Hub schedule is what you make of it!

For questions, email us at [email protected].

Is DTP for me? Great question! DTP is open to everybody and every BODY. No dance experience is required, for we welcome people of all ages and backgrounds with Parkinson’s, mobility challenges, neurological conditions and/or the desire to dance. Families, friends, and caregivers are encouraged to dance with us.

For questions around COVID safety practices classes, please email [email protected].

Classes are donation based. Support our program by donating!

Contact Info

Cost: By Donation
Drop-ins and regulars welcome

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Take a glimpse into our DTP worlds.

“Without dance, I would have lost my mind by now! Rigid muscles would have taken over. I encourage everyone to put on some music they love and just move!”

– Jeanie McNamara


Dr. Jeff Bronstein
Neurologist, PD and Movement Disorders, UCLA

Dr. Michele Tagliati
Neurologist, PD, and Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Jeffrey Grant
Internist, Cedars-Sinai

Carol Kaye
MFT, specializing in chronic illnesses

Ali Elder
PT DTP Movement Disorder Therapist, Reactive Physical Therapy

Jill Sonke
Director, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine

Vickie Kropenske
UCLA Center for Healthier Children Families & Communities

Francziska Steafall
MS Head of Enrichment and Special Projects, Exceptional Children’s Foundation Kayne Eras Center School


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Enfermos de Párkinson “danzan a su propio ritmo

Dancing Through Parkinson’s Keeps Moving On Zoom


Parkinson’s Foundation

Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Rotary Club Beverly Hills

Rotary Club Beverly Hills

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