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Featuring: Dance for PD Certified Teacher Sarah Robichaud

Sarah Robichaud is the first Dance for PD® Certified Teacher in Canada. Sarah is a classically trained dancer, author, entrepreneur, and charismatic leader, who has been recognized as a force for purposeful and impactful change as the founder and executive director of the registered charity ‘Dancing with Parkinson’s.’

Sarah studied and performed extensively throughout Canada, Europe and Moscow where she trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School, and has performed and choreographed for many theatre, film and television projects over the last 20 years. Sarah’s interest in Parkinson’s Disease began in the spring of 2007 when her client Andy Barrie (formerly of CBC Metro Morning) asked for help managing his physical PD symptoms through exercise. Sarah learned about the innovative PD dance class being offered by Dance for PD and went to New York to take part in their first teacher training program. Sarah was immediately inspired to offer DWP dance classes in Toronto starting in 2008 and thus Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada was born. DWP now offers classes in over 15 locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Sarah’s passion for helping other connect and express through dance prompted her to launch her most recent initiative, a groundbreaking dance and arts program focused on addressing mental health challenges of First Nations peoples in Pikangikum, a struggling community with the world’s highest suicide rate.

 
 
 


Belleville, Ontario (T)

Dancing with Parkinson’s @ QBSC
12-week pilot class, March 2-May 18, 2017
Thursdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free of charge (caregivers, family and friends welcome)

QBSC
196 Palmer Road
Belleville
K8P 4E1

No experience necessary to participate; class is geared for all levels and abilities. Space is limited; please contact Laura Ryan for more information and to register at danceparkinsonsqbsc@gmail.com.

Calgary, Alberta (T)

Dancing Parkinson’s
FALL 2016: September 13 – December 13
Two levels:
Tuesdays – 12:45 – 1:45 PM – Level 2
For continuing students of the program who wish to continue building their skills at a slightly faster pace, and for new students with prior dance experience.
Tuesdays – 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Level 1
A gentle introduction to dance for new students and for those wishing to move at a slower pace.
Unlimited classes are available with a $50 annual registration fee per person. Registration for Fall, Winter and Spring 2016-17 classes is open and on a first come, first served basis.

Decidedly Jazz Dancworks Dance Centre
111 12th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Z9

For more information about the program and to register please contact: Kate Cunningham at dancingparkinsonsyyc@gmail.com or (403) 228-8188

Cambridge, Ontario (T)

Dancers with PD
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM with social time to follow
September 14- December 21

Free of charge
Caregivers always welcome!
Teachers: Dianne Long, Lilly Petru and SarahJane Burton

W G Johnson Centre
Activities Room
31 Kribs St.
Cambridge, ON

For more information or to register, please contact Program Director Dianne Long at 519-716-4330 or via email.

Coquitlam, B.C (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s classes
Thursdays 10:30 AM (Beginning September 21)

Lead teacher: Megan Walker Straight

Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Ave
Coquitlam , British Columbia

For more information, please contact Megan Walker Straight by email, or by phone at (604) 313-0660. Or, you may contact Jessie Au by email, or by phone at (604) 664-1636.

Dundas, Ontario (T)

Hamilton City Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s
Fall 2018 Season
Join us as we dance to live classical music!

Monday September 17, 2018
Monday September 24, 2018
Monday October 01, 2018
Monday October 15, 2018
Monday October 22, 2018
Monday October 29, 2018
Monday November 05, 2018
Monday November 12, 2018
Monday November 19, 2018
Monday November 26, 2018 + Holiday Party

11:00 am-12:15 PM class with Cupcake & Friendship time following to 12:45pm
Please register early as space is limited.
$10 suggested donation per class but not required, everyone is welcome!

Click here to watch a short informational film about the class.

St. Paul’s United Church
Gymnasium
29 Park Street West
Dundas, ON

For more information or to register: Please email to register for the term and confirm your place in class. Please indicate if you are registering for a specific class date, or if you are registering for the full term. Registration forms will be emailed to you and please bring the completed forms, along with payment to your first class.

Please click here to view a short film about HCB’s program and affiliated research projects.

Guelph, Ontario (T)

Park’n Dance
Thursdays
1:30-2:30 PM
(1:30-2:30 PM class, followed by social time with light refreshments 2:30-3:00 PM)
Registration not required but preferred.
$10.00 @ class; free for accompanying caregiver or support person
Discount rates available for multiple class registration

Lead instructor: Sarah Jane Burton

Harcourt Memorial United Church
87 Dean Avenue
Guelph, ON

For more information and to register, please call (519)763-3549 or contact Sarah Jane by email at parkndance@gmail.com.

Kemptville, Ontario (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays, May 6-June 17
1:00-2:00 PM
$100 for the course or $20 drop in fee

Lead instructor: Laura O’Dell

Leslie Hall, St. James Anglican Church
35 Clothier St.
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

To register, please call (613) 349-1638 or contact Laurie by email

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Kingston, Ontario (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration is required
Free of charge

Lead teachers: Amy Booth and Jackie Mills
Dance styles included: modern dance, ballet, folk and social dancing

The Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence
1499 Stoneridge Drive, Kingston ON

For more information or to register please contact Amy Booth at 613-453-6651 or at parkinsonsdance.kingston@gmail.com.

Montreal

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal – National Centre for Dance Therapy in partnership with Parkinson en Mouvement
Sundays
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Registration required

Sponsoring organizations: Parkinson en Mouvement and Les Grands Ballets’ National Centre for Dance Therapy

Les Studios
1435, rue de Bleury, suite 400
Montreal (Quebec), H3A 2H7
Register at lesstudios.com or call us at 514-849-0269.

Montreal

Parkinson en Mouvement

The Belgo – Dance Studio 124
372 Ste-Catherine St West / Place des Arts Metro Station
Montreal (Québec) H3B 1A2

The Queen Elizabeth Health Complex – Suite 347
2100 Marlowe St / Vendôme Metro Station
Montreal (Québec) H4A 3L5

Association récréative Milton Parc – Annexe at Galeries du Parc

3590 Jeanne-Mance St / Place des Arts Metro Station
Montreal (Québec) H2X4B3

Caravane Dance Studio
6262 Saint-Hubert St / Beaubien Metro Station
Montreal (Québec) H2S 2M2

LOCATION IN LONGUEUIL:

Corps et Âme en mouvement studio (Longueuil)
743, rue Marmier, Longueuil J4K 4S3

For more information, contact Tania at 514.808.8839 or Sarah, 514.842.0322
parkinsonenmouvement@gmail.com

Orillia (T)

What Can Dance Do/Gentle Moves
Tuesdays

Lead instructor: Miriam Goldberger

St. James’ Anglican Church
58 Peter St N
Orillia, ON L3V 6J6

For more information, email miriam@wildflowerfarm.com or whatdancecando@gmail.com.

Ottawa, Ontario (T)

Connecting with Dance
The School of Dance
9-week session
Tuesdays, January 9-March 6, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Free of Charge

Lead teacher: Maria Shepertycki with musician Nenad Duplancic

The School of Dance
200 Crichton St.
Ottawa, ON K1M 1W2
Stairs in front of building

Dovercourt Recreation Centre
9-week session
Wednesdays, January 10-March 7, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Free of Charge

Dovercourt Recreation Centre
411 Dovercourt Avenue, Carling Motors Room
Ottawa, ON K2A 0S9 Canada

Lead teacher: Maria Shepertycki with musician Nenad Duplancic

For more information or registration for either location, please contact (613) 238-7838.

Parry Sound, Ontario (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Free of charge; call to register

Lead instructor: Julie Lea
Sponsoring organizations: Canadore College, in partnership with Community Support Services (CSS) and Parkinson Society Central and Northern

Canadore College
Details provided upon registration

For information and registration, please call (705) 746-9222.

Toronto, Ontario | DfPD Certified FAC

Dancing with Parkinson’sDancing with Parkinson's
Classes offered Monday-Saturday (please see details below)
Weekly

Lead teachers: Sarah Robichaud, Rachael Gibson, Nikki Bergen, Miriam Schacter
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, modern, broadway, latin, tango, swing, jazz.

For more information, visit www.dancingwithparkinsons.com or call (416) 722-1031

Oakville
MONDAYS and THURSDAYS (Research Study Class with Sheridan College)
Sheridan College Center for Elder Research
Location : 1430 Trafalgar Road
Mondays 2:00-3:00 PM
Thursdays 10:45-11:45 AM
No charge
Registration and information: 905-845-9430, x 2407 or by email

Baycrest
TUESDAYS, starting September 16 (free trial class)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Apotex Atrium @ Baycrest
3560 Bathurst St.
$8 per class

East York
THURSDAYS starting October 2
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Woodgreen Seniors Centre
721 Broadview Avenue
$5 per class

Bloor and Spadina
WEDNESDAYS
12:45 – 1:45 PM
427 Bloor Street West, at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre
$10 per class

Highpark
FRIDAYS
1:15 – 2:15 PM
95 Lavinia Avenue, at Swansea Town Hall
$15 per class

North York
SATURDAYS
2:00 – 3:00 PM.
21 Hendon Avenue, at the North York Seniors Centre
$12 dollars per class

Toronto, Ontario (T)

Dancing with Parkinson’s at Canada’s National Ballet School
Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Fridays 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Presenting organizations: Canada’s National Ballet School and York University/Joseph DeSouza, in association with Dancing with Parkinson’s
Lead teachers: NBS Faculty

Canada’s National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON

For more information about DwP@NBS, please visit: www.nbs-enb.ca.

Toronto, Ontario–Upper Beaches

Dancing for Parkinson’s
Tuesday 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lead instructor: Claire Wootten

Kingston Road United Church
975 Kingston Rd
Toronto, ON M4E 1T1

For more information, please contact Claire by email: clairefwootten@gmail.com.

Vancouver, B.C. (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (West Side)
Vancouver West Side support group
Select Thursdays of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
September 6, 20
October 4, 18
November 1, 15
December 6, 20

Cost: $10/class (free for caregiver or support person)

Lead teacher: Jo-Ann Gordon

St. Mary’s Kerrisdale Anglican Church
2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch)
Vancouver, BC V6M

For more information about all classes, please call (604) 730-9503 or send an email.

Dance for Parkinson’s: Mt Pleasant area
Dance for Parkinson’s classes
Tuesdays 10:30 AM (Beginning September 5)

Lead teacher: Megan Walker Straight

D2 Studios
55 W 8th St (Near Manitoba St)
Vancouver, BC

For more information, please contact Megan Walker Straight by phone at, (604) 313-0660 or by email. Or, you may contact Naomi Casiro from NeuroFit BC at (604) 345-9318. More at www.neurofitbc.com.

Dance for Parkinson’s: New Westminster
Wednesday 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Session 1: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 2018
$12 per class

Instructor: Jo-Ann Gordon

Parkinson’s Wellness Centre
103 – 450 E Columbia St
New Westminster, BC
Canada

For more information, please contact Jo-Ann Gordon jo-anngordon@hotmail.com To register, please contact Parkinson’s Wellness Centre by emailclarksonheidi@gmail.com or by phone (604) 525-2631.

Dancing with Parkinson’s (Greater Vancouver)
Mondays, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Frequency and range (weekly for eight weeks etc): weekly for 11 weeks Mar 27 to June 11 no class April 17 or May 22
Fee or no fee: JCC members $88/non-members $132
Accompanying caregivers may participate free of charge
Registration required
Drop-ins JCC members $12/non-members $16

Lead teacher: Anne O’Sullivan
Sponsoring/host organization: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC

For more information and to register, please contact Talitha at (604) 257-5111 or visit www.jccgv.com

West Vancouver, B.C. (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s classes
Tuesdays 1:30 PM (Beginning September 12)
Cost: $6 drop-in (No charge for caregivers, partner and friends)
Class is open to newcomers mid-session

Lead teacher: Megan Walker Straight

West Vancouver Senior Center
695 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 4A7

For more information, please contact Megan Walker Straight by email, or by phone at (604) 313-0660. Or, you may contact Joni Vajda by email, or by phone at (604) 925-7211.