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(**) 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®

For more information about Dance for Parkinson’s Network Canada, please click on the logo below:

Licensed Dance for PD® Partners:

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.


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 or (403) 228-8188


Coquitlam, B.C. (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s classes
Tuesdays at 10 AM (Beginning September 24)

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.

Vancouver, B.C. (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (West Side)
West Side
Vancouver West Side support group
Thursdays (usually 1st and 3rd) of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $10/class (free for caregiver or support person)

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

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

Founding 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 email

Dance for Parkinson’s: Mt Pleasant area
Dance for Parkinson’s classes
Tuesdays 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. with coffee afterwards
April 23- June 11

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

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

Dancing with Parkinson’s (North Vancouver)
Thursdays 10 AM beginning on September 12, 2019
Caregivers, partners, and friends are invited to attend free of charge. Coffee social after class.

Memorial Community Recreation Centre – Capilano Room – 123 E 23rd (at Lonsdale Ave)
North Vancouver, BC

Instructor/Contact: Megan Walker Straight

For more information about all classes, please call (604) 313-0660 or send an email.

West Vancouver, B.C. (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s classes
Thursdays 1-2 p.m. with coffee afterwards
April 25 – End of June
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.

For more information, contact:


ExplorAbility for Parkinson’s

Central Church of Christ
170 St. Mary’s Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

For more information, contact: The RWB School Office
(204) 957-3467


St John (T)

The Studio Dance School* TTP
187 St. James St
Saint John, NB
For more information, contact: Andrea Scott at


St John’s (T)

Dancing for Life With Parkinson’s TTP
Arts and Culture Centre
95 Allandale Road
St. John’s, NFLD
For more information, contact: Elisabeth Hartling ( Katie Prowse (


Charlottetown (T)

Movers and Shakers
Central Christian Church
223 Kent Street, Charlottetown
For more information, contact: Irene Doyle at or (902) 368-8329


Belleville, Ontario (T)

Dancing with Parkinson’s @ QBSC
Classes offered in-studio and livestreamed on Zoom
Every Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
September 16-December 2
Free of charge (caregivers, family and friends welcome)

Instructor: Kristina McIntosh

Quinte Ballet School of Canada
196 Palmer Road
K8P 4E1

No experience necessary to participate; class is geared for all levels and abilities. Contact Kristina McIntosh for more information and to register at or call 613-962-9274 X25.

Click here to download a flyer.

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.

Dundas, Ontario (T)

Hamilton City Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s via Zoom
Monday September 13 through to Monday December 13, 2021
10:30 am to 11:30 am

$10 suggested donation per class but not required, everyone is welcome!

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

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.

Durham region – Ajax (T)

Latin Dance for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays 1:00 pm -1:40 pm
Weekly class begins April 5th
Registration now open!

Lead Teacher: Catherine Kourkounakis

Arthur Murray Ajax Studio
299 Kingston Road E
Ajax, ON

To get involved, email or call 416-409-9364.

Durham region – Whitby (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Mondays 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
10-wk session begins April 4th
Registration opens March 22nd!

Lead Teacher: Tracy Smith

Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street, Whitby, ON

To get involved email or call 905-665-8500 ext. 114.

Guelph, Ontario (T)

Park’n Dance
Thursday classes via Zoom
1:00-2:0 PM
No fee
Lead instructor: Sarah Jane Burton
Park’n Dance
Guelph, ON
For more information contact Sarah Jane by email at

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

Download a flyer

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

Orillia (T)

What Dance Can Do/Dance Balm
12:30 – 1:40 pm

Lead Instructor: Miriam Goldberger

Creative Nomad Studios
23 Mississauga St. West
Orillia, ON

For more information click here:
or email or

Virtual class
Gentle Moves/Funky Fall Moves
10:30 – 11:40 am EST

Lead Instructor: Miriam Goldberger

Gentle Moves/ Funky Fall Moves offered through Art Your Service
Virtual Arts and Wellness Programming for Canadian seniors
To learn more click here:
or email or

Ottawa, Ontario (T)

Trellis, a program of The School of Dance
Tuesdays from 1-2pm October 12-December 14
Free of Charge

Lead teacher: Maria Shepertycki with musician Nenad Duplancic

Memorial Hall – MacKay United Church
39 Dufferin Road (near the corner of Dufferin & Avon Lane)
Ottawa, ON K1M 2H3
Street parking only

For more information or registration for either location, please email or call 613-238-7838.

Please click here to download a flyer with registration form.

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: Community Support Services (CSS) and Parkinson Society Central and Northern

Trinity Anglican Church
6 Church St
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1Y3

For information and registration, please call (705) 746-9011.

Toronto, Ontario | DfPD Certified FAC

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

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 or call (647) 217-9252.

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
Mary Walsh Auditorium
1 Bridgepoint Dr.
FALL: September 9- October 28
Mondays, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Free of charge

Trinity St. Paul’s Centre
427 Bloor Street West
1ST FALL SESSION: September 11 – November 13
2ND FALL SESSION: November 27 –
December 18
Wednesdays 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Winter season, $40 (4 Classes)
Single Class: $10

Cedervale Longterm Care Facility
429 Walmer Rd
Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 AM
(subject to change)
(Residents only)

Christie Gardens
Auditorium, 600 Melita Crescent
Thursdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM
No class 2nd Thursday of the month
(subject to change)
(Residents only)

High Park
Swansea Town Hall
95 Lavinia Avenue
FALL: September 13 – December 20
Fridays 1:15 – 2:15 PM (ongoing)
Full season: $225
Single Class: $15

Amica Swan Lake
6360 16th Avenue
FALL: October 21st – December 16th
Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Full season: $80
Single Class: $10

North York
North York Seniors Centre
21 Hendon Avenue
FALL: October 12th – December 14th
Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Full season: $120

North York
Parkinson Canada Head Office
4211 Yonge Street
FALL: September 9 – December 16
Mondays 12 – 1 PM
Full season: $100
Single class: $10

Woodgreen Seniors Centre
721 Broadview Avenue
FALL: September 12-December 19 (no class October 3)
Thursdays 11 AM – 12 PM
Full Season: $70
Single Class: $5

Marie Ann Longlade
School of Dance
1650 Dundas Street East
FALL: September 9 – December 16th (Oct. 14 no class)
Mondays 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Full season, $70
Single Class: $5/class


FALL: September 12-December 19
Thursdays 1 – 2 PM
Full season: $75

Toronto East
Beach United Church
140 Wineva Avenue
FALL: September 17 – December 10
Tuesdays 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Full season: $130
Single Class: $10

Toronto West
Grenadier Chartwell Toronto
2100 Bloor Street West
Thursdays 10:30 – 11 AM
(1st and 3rd Thursday of month, subject to change)
(Residents only)

St. Jude’s Anglican Church
Victoria Hall
160 William Street
FALL: September 10-December 16
Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Full season: $180
Single class: $12

Holland Christian Homes
Horizon Hall, 35 Kingknoll Dr
FALL: September 12, 26
October 10, 24
November 7, 21
December 5,19
Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM
Full season: $80
Single class: $10

Toronto, Ontario (T)

Sharing Dance Parkinson’s
Tuesdays and Fridays 11:15-12:15
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:

Toronto, Ontario–Upper Beaches (T)

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:



Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal – National Centre for Dance Therapy in partnership with Parkinson en Mouvement
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 or call us at 514-849-0269.


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


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


Regina, Saskatchewan (T)

Creative Movement For Parkinson’s Disease
Mondays, bi-weekly
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Sept 9th 2019- June 15th 2020
Fee: $5.00
No Registration required

Instructor: Fran Gilboy
Host Organization: Parkinson’s Support Group- Regina Chapter

Lakeview United Church
3200 McCallum Ave.
Regina, SK S4S 0R8

For more information please contact: Fran Gilboy ( or Kelly Pierson (

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (T)

Dance Class for People Living with Parkinson’s
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30

McClure United Church
4025 Taylor Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N6