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:

Fridays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Fee:

$50 per person, $90 per couple per session

Contact:

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, 503.594.0901, www.pro.eventbrite.com

Rochester, 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:

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 10000 Highway 12 SW, Rochester, WA 98579

When:

Tuesdays, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Fee:

$55 for 10 weeks

Contact:

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

Seattle, WA

Dance for PD

The Northwest Parkinson's Foundation, Seattle Theatre Group, Spectrum Dance and Lifelong Recreation present Dance for Parkinson's classes. 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
Fall: September 11th, 2014 - October 30th, 2014

Fee:

None.

Contact:

NWPF, 877.980.7500

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.

Supported by the WA APDA

Location:

Gonzaga University Dance Studio, 1108 N Pearl Street (at Desmet Avenue) Spokane, WA 99202

When:

1st and 3rd Saturday mornings, 11:00am – 12:15pm

Fee:

Suggested donation of $5

Contact:

Spokane PRC, 509.473.2490 or www.spokaneparkinsons.org