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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. 

CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SCHEDULE.

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

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.

JOIN US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Parkinson's IQ+You Education for Empowerment 
DTP Table at Expo Fair
Saturday December 14 1 - 2:30p
Registration at 8a
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Hilton Anaheim, 777 W Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802

A region-wide free event to empower people with PD to manage the disease, learn about the latest research, and connect with local resources. Parkinson’s IQ + You is a strategic health initiative being presented by MJFox Foundation in collaboration with the Parkinson’s Disease Education Consortium, to educate patients, care partners and the community about PD and engage them in the community with the goal of improving patient care now and in the future.

Twitchy Women at the Wallis
DTP Presentation for Women & PD advocacy group
Sunday January 12, 10 - 11:30a
The Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210

Optimist Screening Release: A DTP Celebration
Monday January 27 1:30 - 2:30p
The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice 90291

Invertigo hosts a cross-site celebration and video screening for DTP dancers from Beverly Hills, Culver City, Venice and beyond. Join us for festivities and refreshments at our screening release of The Optimist's micro-documentary about DTP. A video of a co-choreographed dance work-in-progress from our five sites will also be presented. 

Optimist Screening Release at The Wallis
Tuesday February 18 11:30a - 12:30p
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210

DTP at The Wallis returns to its regular weekly scheduled classes with a screening release celebration of The Optimist's micro-documentary about DTP. A video of a co-choreographed dance work-in-progress from our five sites will also be presented. 

 

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 Parkinson's Foundation.


 

 

 

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.