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Central PA (T)

Lancaster County – Mountville PA
Dance for Parkinson’s
Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm
September 26, 2015 – December 5, 2015
Registration requested but not required; drop-ins welcome

Presenting organization: COBALT Dance Company
Lead teachers: Shari Vegso-Wilson, Marie Cleaves Rothacker, Heather Bare

Susquehanna Dance Center
120 College Ave.
Mountville, PA 17552

Please note there are approximately eight steps to navigate to get into the SDC studios, and there is no elevator access. The steps do have sturdy handrails. If you are a wheelchair user who would like to participate, please call (717) 676-9039.

For more information or to register: call (717) 676-9039 or click here

Dauphin County – Hershey PA
Dance for Parkinson’s
Fridays 1:30pm-2:30 pm
September 20 – November 8
$75 for 8 weeks of classes or $80 if paying on the class start day
Registration & medical clearance required

Presenting organization: COBALT Dance Company, Penn State Hershey Medical Center Parkinson’s Research toward a Better Tomorrow
Lead teachers: Shari Vegso-Wilson, Marie Cleaves Rothacker

Penn State Hershey
University Fitness Center Dance Studio
500 University Drive
Hershey PA

To register: call (717) 531-7075 or click here
For more information: Call Shari at (717) 676-9039

Cresco/Poconos (T)

Dance & Movement: A program for people with Parkinson’s Disease, their friends, family & caregivers
Thursdays 3:00PM – 4:00PM
No Charge

Sponsors: The Friendly Community Center. Based on a pilot workshop presented at the 2011 Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival.
Lead teacher: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty

Friendly Community Center
6683 Route 191
Mountainhome, PA 18342
For more information or to register, call (570) 481-4330.

Montgomery County–Lansdale (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s @ Meadowood
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Preregistration required

Lead teacher: Eileen Joseph
Sponsoring organization: Meadowood Senior Living

Meadowood Senior Living
3205 Skippack Pike
Lansdale, PA 19490

For more information, please call (484)991-1024.

Philadelphia–Abington (T)

Dance for PD in Abington
Mondays, from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$20 for the semester, $5 pay-as-you-go drop-in rate, free for care partners

Lead teacher: Judith Sachs
Sponsoring organization: The Parkinson Council

1073 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Click here for more information and to register. For questions, please call Wendy R. Lewis at (610) 668-4292 ext. 100 ext. 100.

Philadelphia–Bryn Mawr (T)

Dance for PD in Bryn Mawr
Tuesdays, 1PM-1:50PM October 6-December 8, 2015
$60 for two months of classes; $5 pay-as-you go drop-in rate; free for care partners

Lead instructor: Sharon Friedler
Sponsoring organization: The Parkinson Council

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
625 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

For registration and information, call Wendy R. Lewis at (610) 668-4292 ext. 100 or email Wendy.
Click here to register online.

Philadelphia–Chester County (T)

Dance for PD
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
Eight-week Session $40; support person is FREE! (drop-in rates available)
First class is free; arrive 15 minutes before class to sign in and be seated
Preregistration encouraged

Sponsoring organizations: The Parkinson Council, Penn Medicine in association with The Rock School West, and made possible by a generous donation from Karen Jacobson Milberg
Lead teachers: Nicole Harmon, Kristin Brown, Susan Sacchetti, Donna Dufoe

The Rock School West
1510 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
(near the intersection of Boot Road and Paoli Pike)

For more information and register: contact Karen Lynch at (610) 524-1556 or The Rock School at (610)-431-4321 or by email
Or click here to register online

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Senior rides available if you live in Chester County through Rover (610) 594-3911 and Rainbow Cab (610) 696-6060.

Philadelphia–Northern Liberties (T)

Dance for PD
Saturdays 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Preregistration required

Sponsoring organizations: The Parkinson Council, Penn Medicine in association with 954 Dance Movement Collective, and made possible by a generous donation from Karen Jacobson Milberg
Lead teacher: Keila Cordova

954 Dance Movement Collective
954 N 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA

To register: contact Keila Cordova by phone (215) 627-1157 or by email.
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Pittsburgh (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Saturdays starting September 14 through November 23
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
First class is free. Dance cards available to purchase for 5, 7, or 10 classes ($30, $40, and $50 respectively), and family members and caregivers are invited to participate at no additional charge.

Lead teacher: Jamie Murphy
Sponsoring organizations: National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Yes You Can Dance!

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Studios
2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Accommodations: Free parking is available in the private lot adjacent to the studio. All classrooms and restroom facilities are handicap accessible; however, at this time, there is not an automatic push-button door entering the building.

To register, purchase a dance card, or get more information, please call the National Parkinson Foundation Western PA at 412-837-2542. You can also download the class brochure by clicking here.