Welcome to the official Dance for PD® site

About Dance for PD®

Dance for PD® offers dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York and, through our network of partners and associates, in more than 100 other communities in 9 countries around the world.  In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. An on-going non-profit collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, the Dance for PD® program also provides teacher training and nurtures relationships among other organizations so that classes based on our model are widely available. Learn more.
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What’s New?

►Mark Morris Dance Group one of five winners of Google’s Giving through Glass contest for a planned Dance for PD® App
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►Dance for PD® launches classes at Manhattan’s Ballet Academy East
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►Chelsea Clinton reports on Dance for PD® for NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams.
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►Dance for PD featured on CNN’s The Next List blog.

►Dance for PD arrives in Australia

►David Leventhal and Olie Westheimer receive Bonander Award at 2013 Unity Walk

►English research study shows benefits of dance for persons with PD

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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.

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