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About Dance for PD®

Dance for PD® offers internationally-acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York and, through our network of partners and associates, in more than 120 other communities in 16 countries.  In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Launched as a non-profit collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, the Dance for PD® program also provides teacher training, creates innovative instructional media, and nurtures relationships among other organizations so that classes based on our model are widely available. Learn more.
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Dance for PD® is a hands-down success. It’s one of the most important programs for Parkinson’s disease in the country.
–Mary Ellen Thibodeau, RN
RI Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association


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What’s New?

►We’re live streaming, thanks to a partnership with Canada’s National Ballet School. Broadcasts restart late September.
Live streams | Archived classes

►New scientific research suggests Dance for PD classes improve mobility and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s.
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►Dance for PD featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.
Listen to the segment

►Dance for PD joins international partners for Global Wellness Day.
Take a virtual class

►CNN Money features Dance for PD’s new Moving Through Glass App.
Watch the segment

Capturing Grace broadcast across the U.S. on PBS.
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►Dance for PD®’s L’Allegro Movement Project featured on Brooklyn Independent Media.
Watch the segment

►Program Director David Leventhal talks about the importance of thinking like a dancer as part of the Davis Phinney Foundation’s webinar series.
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►Chelsea Clinton reports on Dance for PD® for NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Watch online

►Dance for PD featured on CNN’s The Next List blog.

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Why Dance for Parkinson’s Disease?

Watch an excerpt from the Brooklyn Parkinson Group/Mark Morris Dance Group film Why Dance for Parkinson’s Disease?, made possible by a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation. For more resources, please click here.