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 11 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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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



What’s New?

Capturing Grace to be broadcast across the U.S. on PBS in June.
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►Dance for PD®’s L’Allegro Movement Project featured on Brooklyn Independent Media. Next performance June 7.
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►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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►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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►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.
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►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.