Movement and Dance Classes

Portland, OR

Parkinson's Dance Class

Come learn and practice a variety of dances over the five week program. Techniques include the Argentine Tango, recently celebrated in multiple studies for its positive effects on balance and mobility issues in people with Parkinson disease. Dance is a fun way to express yourself while getting exercise at the same time. This class was created for people with PD to attend alone, or with a partner.

Location:

Ankeny Street Studio, SE 9th & Ankeny, Portland, OR

When:

see Parkinson's Resources of Portland website for updated class times

Fee:

pre-registration required

Contact:

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, 503.594.0901, http://www.parkinsonsresources.org/section.cfm?wSectionID=1591

Seattle, WA

Dance for PD

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. These dance classes are based on the Dance for PD program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

Go to www.danceforparkinsons.org for more information about the Dance for PD program.

Location:

Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122

When:

Thursdays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Fee:

None

Contact:

Shawn Roberts (206)713-6055

Spokane, WA

Dance for PD

Dance for PD helps increase fluidity of movement and gives an overall sense of well-being to participants with PD and their care partners.

Location:

Gonzaga University Dance Studio, 1108 S Pearl Street, Spokane

When:

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:15pm
2nd and 4th Fridays, 11:00am-12:15pm

Fee:

Suggested donation of $5

Contact:

Spokane PRC, 509.473.2490 or www.spokaneparkinsons.org

Tacoma, WA

Ballroom Dance for Parkinson's

Enjoy the benefits of dance and have fun with your partner, friend, or caregiver!

Location:

Metro Parks Star Center 3873 S 66th St Tacoma, WA 98409

When:

Saturdays, 11 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:

$10/person per class

Contact:

Rob (253) 777-2344

Vancouver, WA

Parkinson's Movement Class

These classes are based on the Methods of John Argue and have been designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s disease. His approach combines yoga, tai-chi and dance, improving flexibility, strength, balance and overall coordination. This method is known to help prevent falls, improve facial expressiveness and improve intelligibility of speech. For more information about the John Argue Method visit www.JohnArgue.com.

Location:

SW Washington Medical Center, Vancouver

When:

Fee:

Contact:

Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, 800.426.6806, www.parkinsonsresources.org