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Video: Dance Program Delays Parkinson’s Symptoms (CBS News)

Video and article: How a Fort Greene class is using dance to alleviate Parkinson’s Disease

News 12 Report

Podcast: Healthier Today: Translating the art and science of dance to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s

Video: Parkinson’s Patients Take Free Classes at Mark Morris Dance Group to Slow Disease’s Progression (CBS News)

Audio: Dance for PD provides classes in person and online (1010 WINS)

Video: Reporter’s Notebook: Dance for PD (Disastershock)

Video: New Yorker of the Week: David Leventhal (Spectrum NY1)

Reclaiming Control in the Face of Parkinson’s (Scientific American)

Audio: Mark Morris Dance Group Helps People With Parkinson’s Disease Experience The Joy Of Dance (Illinois Public Media)

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

Dance for PD: Redefining the Face and Fate of Parkinson’s Disease in Global Health & The Arts

Dancing to Music Can Curb Parkinson’s Disease Progression (WebMD)

The Pandemic Has Helped Dance for PD Reach More People Than Ever (Dance Magazine)

Dance for PD: A Leap of Progress for Parkinson’s Patients (NYS Council on the Arts)

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)

Home Alone – Dance Together ( – in German)

Podcast: Dance for Parkinson’s interview (The Not Old Better Show with Paul Vogelzang)

Video: Creative arts center offers free dance class for people with Parkinson’s (Bronx News 12)

Mark Morris Dance Group On Its Year Of Dancing Digitally (Jing Culture and Commerce)

Alum’s dance classes tackle Parkinson’s (Brown Daily Herald)

These 9 Dance Science Studies Could One Day Change Our Approach in the Studio (Dance Magazine)

Dance for Impact: Parkinson’s group discovers a ‘sense of joy’ (The Spokesman)

Parkinson’s and exercise (Costco Connect)

Doctors in the U.K. Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Dance Classes (Dance Magazine)

Powering through Parkinson’s: Mark Morris’ Dance for PD (Santa Fe New Mexican)

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

Video: How dance improves the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease on NJTV News

Dance is just what the doctor ordered in The Guardian

Advances in Understanding and Treating Parkinson’s Disease in Weill Cornell Medicine Women’s Health Advisor

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

How Dance is Changing the Lives of Patients with Parkinsons Disease! in Ever Widening Circles

Your Aesthetic Brain: A Growing Case for the Arts in The Dana Foundation

Be the Dancer and Be the Artist in Parkinson’s News Today

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

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Australia (various cities)

Research backs dancing for people living with Parkinson’s disease (The Border Mail)
The power of movement – How dancing is helping people with Parkinson’s (HealthTimes)
We Think You Can Dance (Spoonful)
Dance for Parkinson’s classes helping Hunter people makes friends while meeting fitness needs (Newcastle Herald)

Aberdeen, Scotland

Dance classes are providing respite from Parkinson’s: Dance for Parkinson’s running classes in Aberdeen (STV News)

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)

Albany, NY

Video: Dance Class brings Joy, Confidence to people with Parkinson’s (News Channel 13)

Ann Arbor, MI

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

Atlanta, GA

Dance program aims to slow effects of Parkinson’s disease (The Newnan Times- Herald)
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)

Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Chance to ‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ (Ballymena Times)

Basel, Switzerland

Trotz Parkinson auf dem Tanzparkett (Gesundheit Heute.)

Baton Rouge, LA

NeuroMedical Center hosts free dance classes for Parkinson’s Patients (WBRZ)

Berkeley/Oakland, CA

Berkeley organization helps those with Parkinson’s use exercise to slow symptoms (Berkeleyside)
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 to the Music: 
UAB’s Arts in Medicine Hosts Dance Therapy Classes for Parkinson’s Patients (Over The Mountain Journal)
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

Video: Fighting Parkinson’s disease through dance (CBS 2 Idaho)
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)

Bowling Green, OH

Give Parkinson’s dance class a twirl (Sentinel-Tribune)

Bremen, Germany

Video: Hello Kassel special (1/3) (Mediathek-Hessen)

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

Music and Movement East Aurora Musician Helps Buffalo Program for People with Parkinson’s (East Aurora Advertiser)
Therapeutic Dance Program at Burchfield Penney Art Center Benefits People with Parkinson’s Disease (Association of Art Museum Directors)
Dance classes use art to help people with Parkinson’s (WGRZ Channel 2)
Dance class helps those with Parkinson’s disease defy their diagnosis (ABC 7 WKBW Buffalo)
Art Moves Me: Therapeutic dance program for Parkinson’s (WBFO NPR News and More)
Dance, exercise class helps people with Parkinson’s disease (The Ken-Ton Bee)
A new prescription for Parkinson’s patients: Hula, Flamenco and tap-dancing (The Buffalo News)
My view: Involved community benefits Parkinson’s patients (The Buffalo News)
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: Art Moves Me Crane Dance (WGRZ Channel 2)
Video: ‘Moving Day’ draws thousands for Parkinson’s Event (Facebook)
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)
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 (The Canberra Times)
Cultural program puts art in the community’s hands (The Canberra Times)
How an offbeat and vivacious Canberra dance program is changing lives (Riot Act!)

Cape Town, South Africa

Tackling Parkinson’s ravages a step at a time (IOL News)
Audio: Turning Steps interview on Heart FM with Tracey Lang (Heart FM 104.9)
Audio: an interview with Julie Symmonds (Radio Helderberg)
Dance Therapy for PD Sufferers (DistrictMail)

Chesterfield County, VA

Video: The Remarkable way People are using Dance to Overcome Debilitating Disorder (CBS 6)

Chicago, IL

Parkinson’s patients gather in Olympia Fields, but not for treatment: ‘We’re here to dance’ (Daily Southtown)
Physical and Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s Dance (WebMD)
Video: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Dance for Parkinson’s class (CBS 2 News)
Video: Dance class offers Parkinson’s patients meaningful connections (WGN TV)
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 (

Colorado Springs, CO

Parkinson dance class helps with much more than movement (Fox 21 News)
Dance for Parkinson’s class to perform at UCCS Aging Center anniversary celebration (Gazette: Woodmen Edition)

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)

Concord, MA

Emerson Hospital announces upcoming programs (Wicked Local Maynard)

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: Parkinson’s Patients Helped Through Dance (CBS 11)
Video: Movement Therapy (TheaterJones)
Let’s Dance (Dallas Museum of Art Uncrated)
People with Parkinson’s Express Themselves in Instructor’s Dance Class (UT Dallas News Center)
Fighting Parkinson’s, With Dance (KERA News for North Texas)
Video: Parkinson Patients Still Dancing (Dallas Morning News)

Dartmouth, MA

Feeling Grace with the ‘Dance for PD’ Program (Coastline)

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

Move to the Music for Joy, Strength, Relief (Parkinson’s News Today)
Video: Parkinson’s Class Proves Dance is for Everyone (ABC Eyewitness News)
Teacher’s passion for dance benefits Northland residents with Parkinson’s disease (Duluth News Tribute)

Dundee, Scotland

Dundee dance programme helps Parkinson’s patients (Evening Telegraph)

Durham, NC

As Science Catches Up with Decades of Anecdotal Evidence that Dance Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease, Local Efforts Converge at ADF (Indy Week)
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)
How dance is helping people with Parkinson’s heal (The Herald Sun)

Edinburgh, UK

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

East London, South Africa

Liberating therapy for people with Parkinson’s (GO! & Express)

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)
Parkinson’s patients ease their symptoms with dance and ballet (Arizona PBS)

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Health Fort Worth Dance Class Helps Former Nurse with Movement Disorders (Texas Health)

Freiburg, Germany

Schönheit. Anmut. Freude (Badische Zeitung)

Fukuoka, Japan

パーキンソン病 踊って改善 (YomiDr.)

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)

Glasgow, Scotland

Ballet is a helpful step to coping with Parkinson’s disease (The Times)

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)
Then and Now: Dancing to fight Parkinson’s (FOX 17)

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Guelph’s Park n Dance offers creative outlet for Parkinson’s sufferers (Guelph Mercury Tribune)

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)
Video: Dance for Parkinson’s Program launched in Hamilton (CBC News)

Hanover, NH

Dancing with Parkinson’s (Dartmouth-Hitchcock)

Harrisonburg, VA

Dance for Parkinson’s Offers an Outlet for Expression (The Breeze)
JMU to Offer Free “Dance for Parkinson’s” Classes to Community (JMU News)
Healing Through Dance: Parkinson’s Disease Dance Class Benefits Health, Heart (Daily News-Record)

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 (Houston Public Media)
Dancing for balance: Parkinson’s patients build physical strength and a supportive community (Texas Medical Center News)

Huntsville, AL

Parkinson’s Dance class helps keep patients moving (

Inverness, Scotland

The joy of movement: How people living with Parkinson’s are finding freedom through movement (The Press and Journal)

Jackson, MS

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

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

DW pilots workshop for people living with Parkinson’s (Buckrail)

Jacksonville, Florida

Video: Local dance class gives relief to Parkinson’s patients (First Coast News)
Parkinson’s patients rarely had a place to come together and dance (The Florida Times-Union)

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)

Las Vegas, NV

Dance classes help people with Parkinson’s in Nevada (Las Vegas Review Journal)
Summerlin-area dance class helps Parkinson’s sufferers maintain mind-body link (Las Vegas Review Journal)

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
Dance helps those in Lincoln battling Parkinson’s (1011 Now)
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

Video: Ballet is giving people with Parkinson’s their lives back (Metro)
How dance classes help sufferers of Parkinson’s disease (The Telegraph)
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)
Lineage Performing Arts Center’s Dance for Joy program helps those suffering from neurological disorders (Pasadena Weekly)

Lynchburg, Virginia

Dancing classes help Parkinson’s patients move to the beat (The News & Advance)

Madrid, Spain

La danza lucha contra el Párkinson (El Empresario)


Maitland Dance for Parkinson’s classes bring new hope (The Maitland Mercury)

Manchester, NH

Dance classes for Parkinson’s patients (New Hampshire Magazine)

Mandurah, Western Australia

Dancing classes aim for better health (Mandurah Mail)

Manhasset, NY

Video: A Dance for Life

Manila, Philippines

Dancing for a new life (The Philippine Star)

Marquette, MI

Video: Parkinson’s won’t Prevail with the help of Dance (ABC News)

Meadowview, VA

Park Parkinson’s at the Door (Herald Courier)

Melbourne, Australia

Parkinson’s disease dance classes offer new confidence, mobility (Infosurhoy)

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

New Orleans, LA

NOLA Ballet Association Launches Dance for Parkinson’s Program (Off Beat Magazine)

Newport, RI

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

Norman, OK

Parkinson’s patients take delight in free dance class (Lexington Herald Leader)
Parkinson’s patients find joy in dance (The Oklahoman)

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)

Oklahoma City, OK

Video: Oklahoma City Ballet offers class for people with Parkinson’s disease (News OK)
OKC Ballet Helps Parkinson’s Patients Heal Through Dance (News 9)
Oklahoma City Ballet to offer dance class for Parkinson’s Disease patients (The Oklahoman)
Dance: A surprising source of therapy for Oklahomans with Parkinson’s disease (The Oklahoman)

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)

Owensboro, KY

Dance therapy outreach helps seniors with Parkinson’s disease (The Owensboro Times)

Oxford, UK

Dance for Parkinson’s ballet sessions held in Oxford (Oxford Mail)

Panama City, FL

Video: Dancing for Parkinson’s Disease (News Channel 7)

Parry Sound, Ontario

Helping people with Parkinson’s by dance (

Peebles, Scotland

Dance for Parkinson’s Comes to the Borders (Border Telegraph)

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)

Perth, Scotland

Dance classes for people with Parkinson’s come to Perth (The Courier)

Petaluma, CA

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

Philadelphia, PA

Dance takes over and Parkinson’s disease falls away with Mark Morris Dance Group (The Dance Journal)
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)
Video: Learn how dance can help patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PBS)

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

Hastings Parkinson’s Disease sufferers Tango to keep feeling Young and Energetic (Port Macquarie News)

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)

Preston, UK

Physical, social, mental: Dance and Parkinson’s comes ‘oop North to Preston (Lancashire Post)

Princeton, NJ

Loose Ends : Princeton Ballet School brings hope with Parkinson’s dance program (
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)

Reading, PA

Dance teacher wants people in the Berks area to find wellness through creative dance (Reading Eagle)

Regina, Canada

‘You just forget the fact you have Parkinson’s’: Regina dance class opens a world of motion for patients (CBC)

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)
Making A Difference: Local dance teacher ‘unlocks’ mobility in students with Parkinson’s disease (Richmond Times Dispatch)
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)
Former Rockette leads as a professor for dance classes (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)

Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech’s Parkinson Resource Center bringing more resources to the area (KNOE 8 News)
Parkinson’s patient have the next dance (Louisiana Tech University)

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

Dance for Parkinson’s (Kidy Fox)

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

Ballet San Angelo helping seniors and others with mobility (Concho Valley)

San Francisco, CA

Nutcracker-Inspired San Francisco Ballet Class Brings New Hope To Parkinson’s Patients (CBS News SF Bay Area)
Ballet as a Respite from Parkinson’s (Kaiser Permanente)
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Classes in Bay Area (San Francisco Chronicle)
Ballet as a Respite from Parkinson’s (Look insideKP North California)
Freedom from Parkinson’s on dance floor (San Francisco Chronicle)

San Gwann, Malta

Help for Parkinson’s sufferers through dance: Organisation awarded €24,000 grant for project (Times of Malta)
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 (

Santa Fe, NM

The healing power of dance (Santa Fe New Mexican)

Sarasota, FL

Higher Learning: The wonderfully encouraging results of a New College grant (Herald-Tribune)
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)
Dance for Parkinson’s dancers to perform at New College (Bradenton Herald)
New class teaches the movements of ballet to people with parkinson’s (Sarasota Magazine)
Sarasota Ballet will use dance, movement to help Parkinson’s patients (Tampa Bay Times)

Saratoga, NY

Dancing through Parkinson’s (Saratoga Today)

San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain

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

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

New Pilot Project Gives Those With Parkinson’s an Opportunity to Move (SaultOnline)

Seattle/Puget Sound, WA

Healthy Living: Dance class helps people living with Parkinson’s Disease (Q13 FOX)
Dance class for people with Parkinson’s is ‘what our body needs’ (Kitsap Sun)
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)

Seoul, South Korea

Dancer hands, elderly, heart first dance (Hani Newspaper)
Parkinson’s patients were laughing as they learned to dance ‘Swan Lake’ (Hankookilbo)
Up dance! (Joins Sunday)
Dance helps people with Parkinson’s disease find joy in movement (The Korea Times)

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)

Sleaford, UK

Dance for Parkinson’s and Friendship Hub (Sleaford Standard)

Spartanburg, SC

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

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga Student combines Dance, positive body talk for people with Parkinson’s (Inlander)
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)
A major dance conference at Gonzaga highlights how the art form can serve communities off stage (Inlander)

Springfield, IL

Joy of Movement: Dancing for those with Parkinson’s disease (Illinois Times)
Parkinson’s dance program keeps students moving (The State Journal-Register)

Stanford, CA

Video: Parkinson’s Patients Take to the Dance Floor (ABC 7)
Professionalism-Integrative Neurology: Integrative Neurology – Neurologists (and Patients) on the Move (Neurology Today)
A New Rhythm: Dance benefits Parkinson’s patients (Stanford Medicine)

Staten Island, NY

Dance & Music: Keys to freedom for Parkinson’s patients? (

Stockholm, Sweden

Lättnad slippa vara en patient (Parkinson Journalen)

Det är dansen i sig som är målet (Fysioterapi)

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 for Parkinson’s: Yes, you can be a Bowie Hero (The Sydney Morning Herald)
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)

Toronto, ON

Former ballerina uses dance to help Parkinson’s patients (Toronto SUN)
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)

Union City, CA

Exercising her options: One womans diagnosis leads to classes for Parkinsons patients (Tri-City Voice)

Urbana-Champaign, IL

Video: Dance Class Makes a Difference for People with Parkinson’s (Illinois
Video: Dance for people with Parkinson’s (WAND-TV)

Krannert Center Celebrates 10 Years Of Offering Dance Classes, Community For People With Parkinson’s Disease (WILL Radio)
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)

Warrenton, VA

Allegro’s THRIVE program encourages adults to age healthy (Fauquier Times)

Washington, D.C.

Dance for Parkinson’s disease: movement as medicine (The Washington Post)
Dance Program for Those With Parkinson’s Disease Comes to DC (The Well News)
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 (
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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 (

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 profile of MMDG company (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)

Wilmington, NC

Mark Morris Dance Taps Port City (Star News)

White River Junction, VT

Sunday Seniors: Dance Class Gets Parkinson’s Sufferers Moving, Laughing (Valley News)
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)