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Audio: Please click on the photo to the right to hear Michael Brookes (in foreground of photo) speak to WNYC’s Brian Lehrer about his experience as a member of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group taking Dance for PD classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

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The Power of Dance: An Interview with David Leventhal, Founder of Dance for PD in Photo Shoot for a Cure

Video: Dance for PD on New York Viewpoint (ABC 7)

Move Your Arm Like a Swan: Dance for PD Demedicalizes Parkinson Disease (Journal of the American Medical Association)

Augmented Reality Takes Parkinson Disease Dance Therapy Out of the Classroom

(Journal of the American Medical Association

Audio: How The Dance Floor Is Helping Those With Parkinson’s Disease on Central Time (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Dance is just what the doctor ordered in The Guardian

Video: Ballet for PD on Good Day NY (Fox 5)

Charities Kick Off Experiments With Google Glass in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Google funding Ft. Greene studio’s Parkinson’s-dance app in The Brooklyn Paper

Brooklyn dance group wins Google Glass app contest in Crain’s New York Business

Audio: Dance Returns The ‘Joy Of Movement’ To People With Parkinson’s on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

A new Google Glass App uses augmented reality and dance to help Parkinson’s sufferers (Fast Co. Create)

Video: Save the last dance for Google Glass in Parkinson’s Life

DT Notes: MMDG wins Google Glass contest in Dance Teacher Magazine

Video: Dance helps people with Parkinson’s disease on NBC Nightly News (Chelsea Clinton reporting)

Figuring it out in Dance Gazette

Audio and video: Mark Morris Dance Group Reaches Out To C-U With Message Of Dance on WILL Illinois Public Radio (Jim Meadows)

Video: Parkinson Dance on BK Live

David Leventhal: Dancer, Teacher, Community Leader, Humanitarian, Movement Specialist in Moving Forward with Parkinson’s Disease (blog)

Video: Combating disease with dance: a new approach to Parkinson’s on CNN The Next List (Rebecca Bluitt)

Audio: Dance Helps Parkinson’s Patients Find ‘Grace’ on KQED Forum (Michael Krasny interviews Dave Iverson)

Audio: Dance for PD’s L’Allegro Movement Project on Brooklyn Independent Media

Teaching Dance: Community Outreach and Making Social Change in Dance Life blog

Networking and Global Impact in Going International blog

Dancing with Parkinson’s in Dance Teacher Magazine

Video: Dance to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease on Al Jazeera Arabic (Raed Fakih)

Video: NY dance company promotes dance therapy for Parkinson’s disease patients on SBS

Video: My Father, My Brother, and Me on PBS Frontline (Dave Iverson, director)

Video: Dance Helps Parkinson’s Harness Therapeutic Power of Movement on PBS News Hour (PBS)

Reasons for Hope on PBS Frontline (an update by Dave Iverson)

Video: Dancing with Parkinson’s on VOA Urdu (Madeeha Anwar)

Audio: Parkinson’s Patients Find Grace in Dance on National Public Radio

Getting Their Groove Back, With Help from the Magic of Dance in The New York Times

Dance Class ‘Uplifting’ for Parkinson’s Patients in USA Today

Finding New Life Through Movement in Neurology Now

The Spillover Effect: My Brush with Broadway in Pro Bono Australia

Gentle Exercise in Neurology Now

Dancing By Chair: My Dance for PD Experience in Behind the Curtain (Susan McGreevy-Nichols)

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Program in The World Dances

They dance for their health, and to defeat dreaded Parkinson’s Disease in New York Daily News

Dancing for Parkinson’s: Aesthetics, not Symptoms in

People with Parkinson’s Discover the Joy of Dance in Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Newsletter

Mark Morris Dance Group Reaches Out in The Hill

Mark Morris Dance Class Aids Parkinson’s in New York Daily News

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Comes to the Bay Area in Berkeley Daily Planet (reprint from Michael J. Fox Foundation newsletter)

Neuroscience 2008 in Neuroscience Quarterly

Dance Begins with a Cognitive Act for Professionals and Parkinson’s Patients in Dana Foundation Newsletter

The Benefits of Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease in

Dance Therapy for Parkinson’s at

Audio: Parkinson’s patients find relief through dance: an interview with Jill Sonke, from the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research and Education on WUFT-FM

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease in Dance Informa

Video: Dance for PD Classes Make Bronx Debut on Bronx 12

Video: David Leventhal and Olie Westheimer receive the Alan Bonander Award at the 2013 Parkinson’s Unity Walk

Former Mark Morris principal dances for Parkinson’s in The Lybbaverse

“Move Your Arm Like a Swan”
Dance for PD Demedicalizes Parkinson Disease
in The Jama Network

Dance for PD Training Workshops

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Teacher-Training Workshop in Dance Teacher Magazine

Pas de Deux with Parkinson’s in Dance Studio Life

Intercession Course Explores Dance for Parkinson’s Patients in Rollins College News

Dansen tegen parkinson in Dagblad De Limburger

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Australia (various cities)

The power of movement – How dancing is helping people with Parkinson’s (HealthTimes)

We Think You Can Dance (spoonful)

Abingdon, PA

Video: People with Parkinson’s Revel in Dance Class Made for Them (Newsworks)

Amherst, MA

Hampshire College Student Dances for Parkinson’s (Hampshire College)

Anacortes, WA

DanceWorks offers class for people with Parkinson’s (Go Anacortes)

Ann Arbor, MI

Parkinson’s and Dance: New Partners (University of Michigan Health Blogs)

Atlanta, GA

Class in south Forsyth helps patients with Parkinson’s (Forsyth County News)

Arvada, CO

Audio: For Denver poet Wayne A. Gilbert, art is an escape from Parkinson’s (Colorado Public Radio)

Austin, TX

Video: Power for Parkinson’s in Austin (YNN)
Dance helps those with Parkinson’s slow the progression of the debilitating disease (Austin American-Statesman)

Berkeley/Oakland, CA

Video: Rockridge Studio Helps People Cope with Parkinson’s Through Dance (Oakland North)
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Comes to the Bay Area (Berkeley Daily Planet)
Parkinson’s disease patients find rare physical freedom in Berkeley-based dance classes (San Jose Mercury News)
Video: Parkinson’s patients benefit from dancing (ABC7 News)

Billings, MT

Video: Dance for Parkinson’s (Billings Gazette)
They can’t walk very well, but they can dance (Billings Gazette)
Parkinson’s Dance Classes (

Birmingham, AL

Dance for PD classes set to begin at Alabama Ballet facility (Birmingham News)

Bloomington, IN

Q&A with Alyssa Condotti on the Dance for Parkinson’s event (Indiana Daily Student)
Arts at Any Age: A college student who helps people with Parkinson’s Disease improve their mobility through dance (WFYI Indiana)
Dance Class Offers Physical and Emotional Benefits (Indiana Public Media)
Video: Dancers with Parkinson’s Disease (IU HEALTH & Vitality)

Boca Raton, FL

Parkinson’s patients dance–and piroutte (Sun Sentinel)
Dancing past Parkinson’s (Palm Beach Post)

Boise, ID

How A Boise Dance Class Is Helping Parkinson’s Patients Find Therapeutic Movement (Jodie Martinson)
Ballet Idaho, TMP for Parkinson’s, K Flay New E.D., new program, new album (Boise Weekly)
Good Works: TMP dancer leads Parkinson’s program (

Boston, MA

Video: Dance class aims to help those living with Parkinson’s Disease (NBC 7 News Boston)
Video: Urbanity Dance Builds Community Through Movement (
In Concord, dance therapist takes on Parkinson’s Disease (The Boston Globe)
Dancing On, Despite Parkinson’s (Jewish Journal)

Boulder, CO

Dance and Music Ignite at the Dairy (The Boulder Source)

Brisbane, Australia

Dance study puts people with Parkinson’s on the front foot (
Parkinson’s disease symptoms eased by ballet (
Muhammad Ali in a tutu? We’d like to see that (UQ News)
Video: Dance therapy for Parkinson’s sufferers (7 News)
Audio: Dancing for Parkinson’s Disease (ABC)
Queensland Ballet passionate about new dance for Parkinson’s program (Brisbane Seniors)

Broomfield, CO

Dance adds rhythm, grace to Parkinson’s therapy (Broomfield Enterprise)

Buffalo, NY

A Former Ballet Dancer Making a Difference (WNY Health News)
Dance instructor recognized for work with Parkinson’s (Depew The Sun)
Give for Greatness recognizes Parkinson’s dance instructor (Ken-Ton Bee)
Dance classes put Parkinson’s Disease on ice, improves mood (South Buffalo Courier)
Dancing anyway! New class finds artist in everyone (Niagara Gazette)
Video: Good Neighbors: PD Dance (WGRZ Channel 2)
Video: ‘Moving Day’ draws thousands for Parkinson’s Event (WIVB Channel 4)
People with Parkinson’s discover joy of dancing (The Buffalo News)
Give for Greatness recognizes Parkinson’s dance instructor (Ken-Ton Bee)
Improving Motor Disorder Through Dance (Page 9) (Buffalo Healthy Living)

Burlington, VT

Vermonters move to keep Parkinson’s at bay (Seven Days)

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Dance class helps engage those living with Parkinson’s (Cambridge Times)
Audio: Dance class for patients with Parkinson’s Disease (CBC Radio)

Camden, ME

Keep on Dancing (Press Herald)
Dancing with Parkinson’s at Hutchinson (Waldo Village Soup)

Video: Easing the Burden: Parkinson’s Disease (PBS)

Canberra, Australia

Dance for Parkinson’s group offering new lease on life through movement and music (ABC News)
Canberra dancer heads overseas to help people with Parkinson’s (Canberra Times)
Cultural program puts art in the community’s hands (The Canberra Times)

Cape Town, South Africa

Audio download: an interview with Julie Symmonds (Radio Helderberg)
Video: Video: Dance Therapy for PD Sufferers

Chicago, IL

Physical and Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s Dance (WebMD)
Video: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Dance for Parkinson’s class (CBS 2 News)
Video: Dancer-turned-doctor starts classes for Parkinson’s patients (ABC 7)

Cincinnati, OH

Audio: Dancing with Parkinson’s (WVXU)
Video: Patients battling Parkinson’s dance their way to healthier lives

Cleveland, OH

Parkinson’s Boot Camp highlights the benefits of exercise in managing the disease (The Plain Dealer)
Dancing with Parkinson’s Disease (JCC Annual Report)
Patients with Parkinson’s disease get better with dance lessons, especially the tango (
Yes…I Can (!) Dance brings about positive changes to people with Parkinson’s Disease (

Columbia, MD

Dance program brings joy to participants with Parkinson’s (Explore Howard)

Columbus, OH

Dance class moves to minimize Parkinson’s tremors (The Lantern)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Video: Nyt samarbejde: Parkinsonpatienter skal danse hos Tivoli (TV 2)

Croydon, UK

Surprisingly, dance addresses symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (JTBC News Korea)
Download an English translation of JTBC News article

Dallas, TX

Video: Movement Therapy (TheaterJones)
Let’s Dance (Dallas Museum of Art Uncrated)
Fighting Parkinson’s, With Dance (KERA News for North Texas)
Video: Parkinson Patients Still Dancing (Dallas Morning News)

Daytona, FL

Getting Back In Step (News Journal)

Denver, CO

Stimulation Through Dance Movement: Breaking the Boundaries of Illness (PR Web)
Parkinson’s Patients Find Strength, Joy in Dance Class (The Denver Channel/ABC 7 News)
Rhythm and Grace (Personal blog)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Care to Dance? (Gulf News People)
Video: Giving sufferers of Parkinson’s more than just smiles (Splash Fashions)
Video: Movement is their Mantra (Khaleej Times)

Dance is therapy for Parkinson’s disease patients (Gulf News Health)

Duluth, MN

Teacher’s passion for dance benefits Northland residents with Parkinson’s disease (Duluth News Tribute)

Durham, NC

Dance Class helps People with Parkinson’s disease (The Free Lance-Star)

Durham Dance Class helps People with Parkinson’s disease (The News & Observer)

Student Dancer Stretches Dance to Healthcare (Duke Today)

Edinburgh, UK

Parkinson’s sufferers refusing to dance to the tune of crippling disease (Edinburgh Evening News)

Emory, VA

Video: Parkinson’s dance class (WCYB News)

Espoo, Finland

Parkinsonin tauti on vähennys­laskua, mutta tanssi on yhteen­laskua (YLE)

Eugene, OR

Video: Local Studio offers Parkinson’s Dance Class (Kezi 9 ABC News)

Flagstaff, AZ

PARKINSON’S DANCE FALA students partner with seniors for dance classes (Arizona Daily Sun)

Life in motion: New dance class helps people with Parkinson’s disease (Diandra Markgraf)

Freiburg, Germany

Schönheit. Anmut. Freude (Badische Zeitung)

Gainesville, FL

Video: Dance helps patients with Parkinson’s disease improve their mobility (WCJB-TV, ABC Channel 20)
Audio: Parkinson’s patients find relief through dance: an interview with Jill Sonke, from the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research and Education (WUFT-FM)

Georgetown, TX

Dancing to healthier lives (The Sun)

Grand Haven, MI

Dancing for Parkinson’s class coordinator: ‘You feel so empowered’ (MLIVE)

People with Parkinson’s join newly formed Michigan dance class (The Monroe News)

There are no patients, just dancers in new Dancing for Parkinson’s class (MLIVE)

Nothing we can’t do: Facing Parkinson’s through dance (FOX 17)

Halland, Sweden

Audio: Dansen ger parkinsonsjuka styrka (Sverige Radio)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Combining dance and technology for Parkinson’s therapy (Daily News)
Innovative Ballet Program Benefits Those who Suffer from the Disease (Hamilton Community News)
Dance for Parkinson’s Program launched in Hamilton (CBC News)

Hartford, CT

Video: Dancing With Parkinson’s (WTNH Connecticut News)
Video: A Therapy for Parkinson’s You Wouldn’t Expect (CHCH News)

Houston, TX

Houston Ballet Hosts Dance for Parkinson’s (Houstonia)

Audio: Parkinson’s Patients Combat Symptoms Through Ballet on Houston Public Media

Jackson, MS

Camaraderie, sense of community — priceless (The Clarion-Ledger)
Steps in the Right Direction for those with Parkinson’s Disease (Millsaps College)

Jerusalem, Israel

Exercising Optimism (Jerusalem Post)

Keene, NH

Aspiring dancers learn their moves (Keene Sentinel)

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Video: A Moving Experience (The Whig)

Lancaster, PA

Classes help those with Parkinson’s find joy in movement (Lancaster Online)

Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

Dance classes a hit for people with Parkinson’s Disease (The Northern Star)
Dancing for Parkinson’s (The Northern Star)

Lincoln, NE

Video: Dance for Parkinson’s comes to Lincoln (1011 Now)
Audio: An interview with Ruth Davidson Hahn (KZUM Lincoln) Start at 8:57
Taking on Parkinson’s one dance step at a time (Lincoln Journal Star)
Lincoln dance teacher leads class for those with Parkinson’s (The Daily Nebraskan)

London, UK

They come in to dance and leave their Parkinson’s behind (The Guardian)
English National Ballet provides Dance for Parkinson’s classes, but more are needed (The Telegraph)
Dreaming with their feet (EPDA Plus–the publication of the European Parkinson Disease Association)
Ballet school takes steps to help sufferers of Parkinson’s (London Evening Standard)
Dance for Parkinson’s (
Dance classes for Parkinson’s Sufferers (Wimbledon Guardian)
Ballet Therapy for Parkinson’s Sufferers (Channel 4 blog by Matthew Cain)
Can Dancing Help to Tackle Parkinson’s? (Daily Express)
English National Ballet helps Parkinson’s patients (BBC)
Video: A pas de deux with Parkinson’s (Euronews)

Longmont, CO

Longmont a Select City for Creative Parkinson’s Disease Dance Class (Times-Call)
Video: Longmont Parkinson’s Dance Class (Times-Call)

Los Angeles–Pasadena, CA

Dancers Move Beyond Parkinson’s At Lineage (Pasadena Weekly, Arroyo)

Mandurah, Western Australia

Dancing classes aim for better health (Mandurah Mail)

Manhasset, NY

Video: A Dance for Life

Meadowview, VA

Park Parkinson’s at the Door (Herald Courier)

Miami, FL

Dance, yoga, art — all help Parkinson’s patients keep moving (Miami Herald)

Middletown, CT

Parkinson’s Dance Class Helps Keep Things Moving (Record Journal)
‘Dancing For Joy’ In Middletown To Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms (Hartford Courant)

Minneapolis, MN

Local seniors use movement as medicine (Minnesota StarTribune)
Small Steps (Minnesota Medicine)

Missoula, MT

Dance, art, more promote Parkinson’s outreach at Missoula conference (Missoulian)

Nashville, TN

Video: Research reveals exercise slows progression of Parkinson’s (WBRC Fox 6 News)

New London, CT

Therapy:Dance class focuses on getting people with Parkinson’s moving (The Bulletin 225)

Retired professor brings dance class for people with Parkinson´s Disease to Connecticut College (Connecticut College News)
Video: Dance Offers Powerful Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients (NBC Connecticut)
Dance classes at Conn College help those with Parkinson’s get moving (The

Newport, RI

Two Step: Parkinson’s disease sufferers channel their inner Ginger Rogers to find flexibility and freedom of movement (Newport Life Magazine)

Northampton, MA

Dancing with Parkinson’s: How rhythmic movements help relieve symptoms (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Ojai, CA

Video: Dancing Through Life, Dancing With Parkinson’s Disease (Our Ventura TV)

Omaha, NE

A Step in the Right Direction (Omaha World-Herald)
Focusing on dancing not disease (Omaha World-Herald)

Orillia, Ontario

Movement classes help with chronic pain (

Orleans, MA

Helping Jane Regain Her Rhythm (Inspire–Boston Medical Center newsletter)

Parry Sound, Ontario

Helping people with Parkinson’s by dance (

Perth, Australia

Dancing a Step on Parkinson’s Journey (Parkinson’s Western Australia)

Power of dance has positive effects on Parkinson’s (Waneroo Times Community News)

Petaluma, CA

Parkinson’s Sufferers Find Support, Community in Group (Petaluma Patch)

Philadelphia, PA

Making Change for Better Communities Through Dance, A Tribute to Sharon Friedler (The Dance Journal)
Dance classes help Parkinson’s patients stay limber (The Inquirer)
Plymouth Meeting girl honored for fundraising efforts for Parkinson’s Council (Montgomery Media News)
For people with Parkinson’s Disease, dancing a ‘liberating’ experience (Milestones)
Audio: People with Parkinson’s revel in dance class made for them (WHYY)
CHI hosts Dance for Parkinson’s (South Philly Review)

Phoenix, AZ

Audio: A Turn For The Better: Ballet Class Helps Parkinson’s Patients Connect Mind And Body(Arizona Public Radio)
Video: Taking steps to fight Parkinson’s in Phoenix (ABC 15)

Pittsburgh, PA

Jews grapple with Parkinson’s, look to Israel, local sources for help (The Jewish Chronicle)

Porirua, New Zealand

Dancing their way to health (Wellingtonian)
Dance for Parkinson’s (Radio New Zealand)

Portland, OR

Keep Moving. Parkinson’s patients dance with renowned cellist, Alban Gerhardt. (Thru Media)

Dance for Parkinson’s Oregon (Oregon Jewish Life)

Port Macquarie, Australia

Dose of dance and all the right moves (Port Macquarie News)

Port St. Lucie, FL

Dance class helps people with Parkinson’s disease (TC Palm)

Princeton, NJ

Parkinson’s Patients Move to Music In Classes Held at Princeton Studio (Town Topics)

Providence, RI

Shall We Dance (Blog)

Pune, India

Video: Dance for Parkinson’s Disease- Hrishikesh Pawar
Dance is therapy A film captures a dancer’s efforts to help those with Parkinson’s disease (LIVEMINT)
Healing Through Dance, Drama, Music & Art (DNA: Daily News & Analysis)
Doctor on the Dance Floor (Times of India)
They gave up big salaries to do good for the world (Rediff Business–India)
Art-based therapies help improve mental health (Times of India–Pune)
Living Well with Parkinson’s (Reader’s Digest India)

Queensland, Australia

Queensland Ballet workshop for Toowoomba (The Chronicle)

Richmond, VA

Richmond Parkinson’s Dance Project (SE PADRECC News–The Newsletter of the Veterans Health Administration’s Southeast Parkinson’s Disease Research Education & Clinical Center at McGuire VAMC)

Dancing with Parkinson’s disease (

Riverside, NY

Despite Parkinson’s, these Riverside students are still dancing (The Press Enterprise)

Rochester, MI

Dance workshop to bring jof for people with Parkinson’s Disease (The Oakland Post)

Rockland County, NY

Unsung Heroes: Jim Evers found a Way to Help those who Love to Dance (Rockland County Times)

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Audio: Dance helps Parkinson’s patients (DW: Spectrum)

Rye, NY

Rye dance class offers freedom of movement to Parkinson’s patients (

Salisbury, MD

Boomers and Beyond: Living with Parkinson’s Disease (

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Parkinson’s Patients Dance for Pleasure and Health (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Program let’s Parkinson’s patients dance if they want to (Deseret News)

San Angelo, TX

Arts Department: Ballet San Angelo Stresses the Importance of Movement (Standard Times)

San Francisco, CA

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Classes in Bay Area (San Francisco Chronicle)
Freedom from Parkinson’s on dance floor (San Francisco Chronicle)

San Rafael, CA

Parkinson’s Dance Project gets everyone up and moving (Marin Independent Journal)

Santa Cruz, CA

Dance for Parkinson’s Classes Show Promising Results (Good Times)

Dance for Parkinson’s Program (Aptos Times)

Santa Fe, Argentina

Bailar, una terapia útil para aliviar el Parkinson (UNO)
El arte como tratamiento para sanar enfermedades (

Sarasota, FL

Arts and Health Integration Work through Dance and Movement (Sarasota-Manatee Newsletter)
Video: Dancing with the pros (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
August kicks off new dance class for Parkinson’s patients (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Parkinson’s Disease Patients Turn to Dance (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain

Danza experimental para los pacientes de Parkinson (SER Madrid Norte)

Seattle/Puget Sound, WA

Dancing gives patients a safe place to feel hopeful (PT Leader)
Lifting Mind, Body and Spirit through Dance for Parkinson’s (AgeWise King County)
Dance program helps slow Parkinson’s symptoms (Mukilteo Beacon)
Island Group Brings National ‘Dance for PD’ to Vashon (Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber)
Dance class helps Parkinson’s patients use movement as a strategy (Seattle Times)
Video: Dance for Parkinson’s Project (Seattle Times Media)
Free-flowing Therapy (The Sequim Gazette)
Parkinson’s, MS dance class topic of support group (Peninsula Daily News)
Movement, fun point of class for nervous system issues (Peninsula Daily News)
Video: The healing powers of creative dance (KING 5)

Shreveport, LA

Dancing with Parkinson’s bridges generations in Shreveport (WWNO)

Sioux Falls, SD

Video: A New Rhythm of Life: Battling Parkinson’s Disease Through Dance (KELO News)

Spartanburg, SC

Exercise and dance can help relieve Parkinson’s symptoms (Aiken Standard)
Ballet Spartanburg Reaches Out (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Spokane, WA

Celebrate Dance at Kress Gallery (Gonzaga University News)
Dances of Compassion (Gonzaga Bulletin)
Dance for Parkinson’s Builds Layers of Joy (Gonzaga: The Magazine of Gonzaga University)
Movement to make a difference (Gonzaga Bulletin)

Stanford, CA

Video: Parkinson’s Patients Take to the Dance Floor (ABC 7)

Sun City, AZ

Dancing with Parkinson’s continues at Benevilla (YourWestValley)

Video: Dancing helps Parkinson’s Patients (NBC News National Report)

Sunnyvale, CA

Dance for PD at the Parkinson’s Institute (The Parkinson’s Institute)

The power of dance: Mind, body, emotion converge in Parkinson’s program (Los Altos Town Crier)

Sydney, Australia

Dance: the new Parkinson’s remedy (News Corp)
Dance bringing benefits to those with Parkinson’s (Sydney Morning Herald)
Video: NY dance company promotes dance therapy for Parkinson’s disease patients (SBS)
Dance classes help Parkinson’s sufferers (St George and Sutherland Shire Leader)

Syracuse, NY

Dance Classes Offered for People with Parkinson’s (Sarah Scalese)
Video: Special dance therapy helps local Parkinson’s patients ( News Channel 9)
People with Parkinson’s Find Relief on Dance Floor (Syracuse University Magazine)
Video: Staying Active with Parkinson’s (NCC News)


Parkinson’s patients find relief in dance (Beach Metro)

Dancing with Parkinson’s research (CBC)
La dansepeut-elle aider les malades du Parkinson? (Canadian Press)
How do dance lessons retrain brain in Parkinson patients? (CBS News)
Study with National Ballet School aims to see if dance can help Parkinson patients (City News)
Dance appears to help Parkinson’s patients- now scientists aim to find out why (The Globe and Mail)
Video: Dancing With Parkinson’s Class Gives Gift Of Movement (Huffington Post)
Video: Toronto project demonstrates healing power of arts (The Star)
Video: Canada AM: The healing power of dance (CTV)

United Kingdom (various cities)

Dancing proves a good move for people with Parkinson’s disease (The Guardian)

Urbana-Champaign, IL

Movement Workshop Offered for People with Parkinsons (News-Gazette)
Dance for Parkinson’s Gives Patients Medicine for the Soul (Daily Illlini)
Dance for Parkinson’s (The

The Music and Movement of People with Parkinson’s Disease (The Daily Illini)
Voorhees, NJ

Fitness instructor inspires dancers with Parkinson’s Disease (Jewish Community Voice)

Waltham, MA

Dancing To Ease Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease (WCVB Channel 5)
Just the Right Moves (The Boston Globe)

Washington, D.C.

Dance for Parkinson’s disease: movement as medicine (The Washington Post)

National Dance Day event at Kennedy Center highlights physical fitness, healthy lifestyle (The American Baazar)
Don’t Let Illness Take the Lead (Washington Post Express)
People With Parkinson’s Discover the Joy of Dance (PDF in the News, originally published in AARP Bulletin)
If I Can’t Dance—Dancing with Parkinson’s Documentary (Lucy Bowen McCauley Dance + Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area)
Dance helps lift people with Parkinson’s disease (
Pas de Deux with Parkinson’s: How dance teachers can help in the battle against a degenerative disease (Dance Studio Life)

Wilmington, NC

Dance, exercise classes help those with Parkinson’s disease (Star News)

Winston-Salem, NC

Improvisational dance class benefits people with Parkinson’s Disease (Kathy Norcross Watts)

The Art of Aging (WFDD)

Yellow Springs, OH

Calling on dance to fight Parkinson’s (Jenn Wheeler)

Dance for PD On Tour
Albany, NY

Mark Morris Dance Group offers free class for people with Parkinson’s (Times Union)

Austin, TX

Dance helps those with Parkinson’s slow the progression of the debilitating disease (Austin American-Statesman)

Birmingham, AL

Body and mind: Connecting dance and Parkinson’s Disease (The Birmingham News)

Boston, MA

Health At A Glance: Movement to Aid Parkinson’s Patients (Boston Globe)

BIDMC hosts Dance for PD (BIDMC)

Brookfield, WI

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month is More Than the Disease (Moving Forward blog, College of Wisconsin)

Exton, PA

Dancing with Parkinson’s (Daily Local News)

Flagstaff, AZ

Parkinson’s disease conference highlighted by Dance for PD creator and filmmaker (Arizona Daily Sun)

Guangzhou, China

Nangfang Hospital first in Asia to introduce dance as treatment for Parkinson’s disease (
Download an English translation of article

Oviedo, Spain

“La música en directo y los textos muy cuidados son fundamentales en el ballet” (La Nueva España)

New London, CT

Dance class brings joy to those with Parkinson’s (The Day)

Orlando, FL

Parkinson’s patients give dance a whirl
Orlando Dance for PD photo essay


Phoenix, AZ

Dancing Away Parkinsons Disease (AZ

Powys, Wales, UK

Video: Dance class benefit for south Powys Parkinson’s UK group (BBC)

Princeton, NJ

Every Move You Make: Bringing Dance to Parkinson’s Patients (West Windsor and Plainsboro News)

Tulsa, OK

Dance Class Beneficial to Parkinson’s Patients (Tulsa World)
Excerpt from MMDG company (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)

Wilmington, NC

Mark Morris Dance Taps Port City (Star News)

White River Junction, VT

People with Parkinson’s Disease Go with the Flow at Dance Class (Valley News)

Miscellaneous/unaffiliated classes
Costa Mesa, CA

Looking into the healing effects of music (Los Angeles Times)