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Florida

(**) denotes charter affiliate program - (T) one or more teachers in this location have completed a Dance for PD training workshop. - ( Certified) denotes teacher is certified by Dance for PD®

Boca Raton (T)

BBT4PD
Mondays & Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm
September through May
Registration required
Free of charge

Boca Ballet Theatre
7630 NW 6th Ave.
Boca Raton, FL 33487

For more information or to register: Call (561) 995-0709, mail in registration form, or click here
Class can be danced sitting, standing or holding onto a walker.

Davie (T)

Dance with PD
1st and 3rd Fridays 1:30-2:30 pm
Registration not required
Carepartners welcome to attend
No charge

Lead teacher: Carol Kaminsky

Fitness Center
David Posnack Jewish Community Center
5850 Pine Island Rd
Davie, FL 33328

Call 954-434-0499 or email Audrey for more information

Daytona area (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s

Port Orange: Mondays 1:00-2:00 PM
Port Orange YMCA
4701 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL
386-760-9622

Deland: Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 PM
Deland Family YMCA
761 E. Int’l Speedway Blvd.
Deland, FL 32124
386-736-3000

Edgewater: Wednesdays 1:15-2:15 PM
Southeast Volusia YMCA
148 W. Turgot Ave.
Edgewater, FL 32132
386-409-9622

Ormond Beach: Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM
Ormond Beach YMCA
500 Sterthaus Drive
Ormond Beach, FL
386-673-9622

Classes are offered free of charge, and are underwritten by the Parkinson’s Association of Greater Daytona Beach.

All registrants will be able to participate at one or more venues, and caregivers will be welcome to attend and participate at no extra charge.

Presenting organizations: Ormond Beach Family YMCA, Port Orange Family YMCA, Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach (PAGDB).
Teachers: Priscilla Harrell (team leader), Jen Moore, Gabriela Trotta (Port Orange class); Janelle Neal (team leader), Dinah Gill, Gwen Gerhardt (Ormond Beach).

To register, please call the closest YMCA or Bev Johnson 386-738-9622 ext. 313 or visit vfymca.org

For more information: call (386) 676-6375 or email Vince Kinsler, President of the PAGDB.
Please watch this video about the launch of classes in Daytona Beach.

Bonita Springs (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Weekly, starting March 15–please call ahead to confirm
No charge

Sponsoring organization: United Arts Council of Collier County, Parkinsons Association of South Florida
Lead teacher: Isabel Castro with Doug Carman, accompanist
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, jazz , improvisation and partner dancing

Bonita Springs YMCA
27200 Kent Road (off Terry)
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

For more information: call Isabel at (239) 297-2352

Fort Myers (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00–11:15 am
Weekly, starting October 12, 2010; please call ahead to confirm.
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Hope Hospice
Lead teacher: Isabel Castro, with Doug Carman, accompanist
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, jazz, improvisation and partner dancing

Summerlin and Bass Rd.
Fort Myers, FL

For more information: call Isabel at (239) 297-2352

Gainesville

Dance for Life
Mondays 1:00-2:15 pm
Weekly 12-week sessions
Drop-ins welcome
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare, Shands Arts in Medicine, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center.
Lead teacher: Lauren Arce
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern dance, various social dances, and a little ballet

University of Florida McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, room G-10
http://www.shands.org/aim/Dance_parkinsons.html

For more information: call (352) 733.0880

South Miami- Dade (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 1-2pm
No charge

Sponsoring Organization: Park Optimist’s Group

St Matthew Episcopal Church
7410 Sunset Dr.
Miami, FL 33143

For more information: contact Audrey wood by phone at (305) 243-1061 or by email

Naples (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00–2:15 pm
Weekly, starting October 2010–please call ahead to confirm
No charge

Sponsoring organization: United Arts Council of Collier County, Parkinsons Association of South Florida
Lead teacher: Isabel Castro with Doug Carman, accompanist
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, jazz , improvisation and partner dancing

Fleishman Park Recreation Center

For more information: call Isabel at (239) 297-2352

Orlando (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
First Thursday and third Thursday of each month 1:00-2:15 pm
Free of charge

Sponsoring organizations: Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute’s Parkinson’s Outreach Center, Rollins College, Florida Hospital Foundation
Lead teachers: Dr. Robert Sherry and Robin Wilson

Florida Hospital Seventh Day Adventist Church
2800 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32804

For more information and registration: call (407) 303-5295 or email fh.parkinson@flhosp.org

Port St. Lucie (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s Class
Mondays 10:30-11:45 am
$5 suggested donation per class (no one turned away for inability to pay)

Teachers: Joette Giorgis and Bette Cushman

Holy Family Church
2330 Mariposa Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

For information: contact Joette Giorgis by email or phone (772) 905-8156.

Sarasota (T)**

PD in Motion
Wednesdays (starting August 1)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lead instructor: Lynn Hocker
Styles taught: modern, jazz, bellydance

Sarasota Ballet Downtown
10 Lemon Avenue (just north of Eileen Fisher)
Sarasota, FL 34236
Please contact Lynn via email or call (941) 586-5349 for more information.
Download the flier.

Sarasota (T)

DANCE for Parkinson
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 -11:00 AM
Free of charge

Lead teacher: Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, assisted by company members of Fuzión Dance Artists
Styles taught: Fuzión Dance – a blend of Contemporary dance styles and movements from the African Diaspora specifically the Caribbean.
Musicians: Jahrel Thompson or Scott Blum

Location: Parkinson Place
5969 Cattleridge Blvd, Suite 100
Sarasota, FL 34232
For more information, please call 941-870-4438 or visit Parkinson Place or Fuzión Dance online.

Sarasota (T)

The Parkinson’s Dance Club
Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Lead teacher: Wendy Canning
Styles taught: Ballroom-based class, with ballet, jazz, tap, African dance, and modern dance.

Location: The First Baptist Church
1661 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: (941) 400-7207