Dancing Through Parkinson's

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DANCING THROUGH PARKINSON’S, created in 2011, is an ongoing community program of Invertigo Dance Theatre. Classes are designed for people with Parkinson's Disease but are open to everyone and equally beneficial for combatting aging or other neurological challenges. Family and caregivers are encouraged to attend. All classes are taught by professional dancers trained in methods specific for PD and offer a fun, supportive environment, fostering physical stability, mental clarity, grace, and creativity.

Participants are able to move at their own pace and for standing portions of the class, there is always an equally engaging seated option. No Dance experience is required.

Dancing Through Parkinson's classes meet weekly in Venice, Culver City, Beverly Hills, and Tarzana, and monthly in Lincoln Heights.

Important Dates:
Thur., 11/22 - Thanksgiving - No class at the Culver Palms YMCA in Culver City
Mon., 12/24 - Christmas Eve - No class at Electric Lodge in Venice
Tues., 12/25 - Christmas - No class at the Wallis in Beverly Hills or LA Star Dance in Tarzana
Thur., 12/27 - No class at the Culver Palms YMCA in Culver City
Mon., 12/31 - New Year's Eve - No Class at Electric Lodge in Venice
Tue., 1/01 - New Year's Day - No class at the Wallis in Beverly Hills or LA Star Dance in Tarzana

CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SCHEDULE.

Come dance with us in a class dedicated to your physical and mental well-being.

  • Dance builds connection and community.
  • Dance promotes balance and body awareness.
  • Dance cultivates joy.

Click Here to Read the latest Dancing Through Parkinson's Newsletter

 

HEAR ABOUT US ON NPR:

Dr. James Young:

"Dance has a different effect on patients and in these individuals, it's extraordinary because it's sort of a backdoor into therapy.  It allows them to have a certain fluidity in their movements.  They're improving in balance, they're improving in their activities of daily living, they're improving socially and also in their attitude toward their life."
James Young, MD, Rehabilitation Physician, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


This organization is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs, the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.