NWPF

Dance for PD

Classes are based on the Dance for Parkinson's program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. They are run by certified instructors and feature live music.

Each class uses dance, live music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, gait and isolation.  Whether seated or standing, people with Parkinson's, caregivers and friends will enjoy this creative and welcoming environment.  No dance experience necessary.

alaska
Anchorage

Dance for Parkinson's

Alaska Dance Theater 
550 E 33rd Ave
Tuesdays
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Led by Carolyn Lassiter
For information and registration, please call (907) 277-9591
Idaho

Classes are offered in a partnership between Ballet Idaho and Northwest Parkinson's Foundation.

Boise
NW Parkinson's Presents: Dance for Parkinson's Boise
Ballet Idaho 
501 S 8th Street 
Mondays
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
*Register: Contact Liz Keller at 832.594.7887 or danceforparkinsonsidaho@gmail.com
Eagle
NW Parkinson's Presents: Dance for Parkinson's Eagle
Eagle Performing Arts Center
1125 E State Street 
Mondays
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
*Register: Contact Liz Keller at 832.594.7887 or danceforparkinsonsidaho@gmail.com
montana
Billings

Dance for Parkinson's
Westpark Village Health and Rehabilitation Center
2351 Solomon Ave 
Thursdays
2 - 3 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Forman at slforman7@yahoo.com or 406.690.2989
*Drop-ins welcome for all levels of PD and carepartners

Washington

Classes are offered in a partnership between Seattle Theatre Group, Spectrum Dance Theater, Northwest Parkinson's Foundation, Evergreen Health, Des Moines Senior Center and Seattle Parks & Recreation.

 

Anacortes

Dance for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm
Weekly
Teacher: Corrie Befort

Fidalgo DanceWorks
901 Third Street
Anacortes, WA

For more information: visit the Fidalgo DanceWorks website

 

Bellevue 

Dance for PD®
Fridays, 1:00-2:30pm
Classes are held in sessions throughout the year
Drop-in welcome
No charge

Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Francia Russell Center
1611 136th Place NE
Bellevue, Washington 98005
(425) 451-1241

 

Bellingham

Dance for people with Parkinson's and other neurological disorders
Fridays beginning March 30
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Drop-ins welcome: to register just show up
Free of charge

Lead instructor: Pam Kuntz, with musician Evan Ingalls
Sponsoring organizations: American Parkinson Disease Association Washington Chapter and Boundary Bay Brewery & Pickford Film Center.

Ballet Bellingham
1405 Fraser St. Suite 103
Bellingham, WA
Parking available in front of the building

For more information, call (360) 510-4711 or send an email to kuntzpam@gmail.com.

Download the flyer

 

Chimacum

Dance for Parkinson’s
Monthly, every third Saturday 4:00 – 5:30pm
No charge

Lead teachers: Corrie Befort and Deborah Magallanes

Tri-Area Community Center
10 W Valley Rd
Chimacum, WA 98325

For more information, please call Corrie Befort at 206-910-3017

Des Moines

Dance for PD® 
Des Moines Senior Center
2045 S 216th Street 
Mondays
2 - 3:30 p.m.
*
Register: In-class registration. 

Des Moines Senior Center
2045 S. 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-2066

 

Kirkland

Dance for PD® 
Peter Kirk Community Center
352 Kirkland Ave 
Saturdays
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended.
No charge | Contact: 425-587-3360

 

Lynnwood

Dance for PD® 
Center for Healthy Living
5026 196th St SW
Mondays
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended
No charge | Contact: (206) 878-2066

 

Mercer Island

Dance for PD® 
Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th Street 
Wednesdays
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended.
No charge

 

Port Angeles–North Olympic Peninsula (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Second Friday of every month, 10:00-11:30 am
Meets Monthly
Drop-ins welcome, including persons with MS and other neuromuscular conditions.
No previous dance experience necessary; participants may stand or sit as preferred.
$10 per class; Carepartners and spouses may attend free of charge.

Lead teacher: Kayla Oakes
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modeled after Brooklyn program, designed to engage participants’ minds and bodies through many styles while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination and gait.

Sons of Norway, Scandia Hall
131 W. 5th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

For more information: contact Kayla Oakes by email: kdoakesclan@gmail.com or Darlene Jones at (360) 457-5352 or by email: djones@olypen.com.

 

Port Townsend

Dance With Parkinson’s
Thursday 1:15-2:45
Ongoing
$5/class care partners free

Lead teacher: Rae Kala Stier OTR/L
Sponsoring organization: Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare Wellness Center
1230 Sims Way
Port Townsend

For information and registration, please call (360) 385-2200 ext 1223

 

Seattle

Dance for PD® 
Garfield Community Center
2323 E. Cherry Street 
Thursdays
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
*Register: In-class registration.

 

TangoStride Class for PD
Columbia City Healing Space
4741 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
Tuesdays (series, check website)
12 - 1 p.m.
Valley Medical Fitness Center
400 S 43rd Street, Renton WA 98055
Wednesdays (ongoing)
2 - 3 p.m.

Contact: Gabriela Condrea at 206.778.3239 or email tangostride@gmail.com
*Visit TangoStride.com for more details 

 

Spokane

NW Parkinson's Presents: Dance for Parkinson's Spokane
Dance for Parkinson’s
Alternating Saturdays and Fridays 11:00 am–12:15 pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 2nd and 4th Fridays (Summer break June-August)
Drop-ins welcome
No charge/Donations welcome

Sponsoring organization: Spokane Parkinson’s Resource Center
Lead teachers: Lynda LeBlanc (Saturdays) and Suzanne Ostersmith (Fridays)
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Simple stretching and strengthening exercises, Ballet inspired movement, as well as opportunities for visualization and improvisation

Gonzaga University
1108 North Pearl Street
Spokane, WA

For more information: call (509) 473-2490 or email