COVID-19 Update: DTP classes suspended until May 31 (see info below)
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.
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.
**IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM INVERTIGO: COVID-19
While our Dancing Through Parkinson's and Dancing Through Life classes remain closed through Sunday, May 31, our team is working to create new online programs that will allow us to stay engaged with our Parkinson's participants and other important members of our community. During this time of isolation, it is so important that we find ways to stay connected. If you'd like to support this exciting new initiative, please donate here.
If you have any questions or need more information, please email our Community Engagement Manager, K., at: [email protected], or leave a message on our office line at: 424-229-2141, and we'll respond as quickly as possible.
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.