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South Africa

(**) 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®

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Featuring: Dance for PD Certified Teacher Julie Symmonds

Julie Symmonds is the first Dance for PD® Certified Teacher in Africa. She started ballet classes at the age of 5 years old, and continued dancing throughout her school career. Ballet was her first love and led to Julie completing the 3 year Diploma in Dance at the University of Cape Town, graduating with a first place in Teaching Methodology and Drama. Julie then travelled overseas, experiencing Europe, the UK and Ireland before beginning her teaching career in 1997.

In October of 2015, she attended the Introductory Teacher’s Course at the Mark Morris Dance Center in New York as the first South African to complete this training, and she launched her first class at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West in 2016. Julie was honored by a Stanley J. Wertheimer Fellowship in the same year, allowing her to continue her training process. In 2017, Carmen Davidson joined Julie and together they launched the company Dance for Parkinson’s S.A Pty ( Ltd). Julie returned to New York in October 2017 to spend a month completing the Advanced Training and Certification program.

Julie is now one of a select group of practitioners worldwide who are authorized to train other dance teachers in the Dance for PD® program, and has presented training workshops in Johannesburg and Durban. She currently oversees a network of 7 classes in and around Cape Town! Since the inception, Dance for Parkinson’s S.A has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, television and radio.

“I love teaching Dance for Parkinson’s classes – every single class gives me goose bumps and giggle! We learn to laugh again and at the same time, give the mind, body and soul some much needed TLC!”


 


WESTERN CAPE

Constantia

Fridays @ 10h00
Christ Church Constantia
Cnr Parish & Constantia Roads
Lead teacher: Carmen Davidson
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Durbanville

Wednesdays @ 11h30
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Church,
Die Singel
Lead teacher: Barbara Bain
For information, please call 082 506 7376 or email barbara-restoration@connect.co.za.

Fish Hoek

Tuesdays @ 10h00
Fish Hoek Community Centre,
Central Circle
Lead teacher: Carmen Davidson
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Gardens

Thursdays @ 10h00
Berghof Retirement Centre
Hof Street
Lead teacher: Lisl Gruneberg
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Green Point

Thursdays @ 10h30
3 Antrim Road
To book your place
call Tamryn 082 735 1350
Lead teacher: Tamryn Pelser
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Hout Bay

Wednesdays @ 10h00
St Peter’s Church
Main Road
Lead teacher: Lisl Gruneberg
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Meadowridge

Wednesdays @ 11h30
12h30 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Bergridge Park Retirement,
cnr Firgrove & Edison Street
Lead teacher: Carmen Davidson
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Mouille Point

Tuesdays @ 10h30
Hellenic Community Centre
24 Bay Road
Lead Teacher: Lisl Gruneberg
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Panorama

Mondays @ 10h45
Panorama Palms
66 Uys Krige Drive
Lead teacher: Barbara Bain
For information, please call 082 506 7376 or email barbara-restoration@connect.co.za.

Pinelands

Mondays @ 10h30
Pinelands Presbyterian Church,
St Stephen’s Road
Lead teacher: Carmen Davidson
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Somerset West

Thursdays @ 10h00
Familiekerk Hottentots-Holland,
20 Plein Street
(enter from Cloetenberg Rd)
Lead teacher: Carmen Davidson
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

EASTERN CAPE

East London (T)

Mondays @15h00
Clarendon Primary School,
Cheltenham Road,
Selborne
Lead teacher: Sandra Kruger
For information, please call 082 254 0915 or email sandrakruger@gmail.com.

Port Elizabeth (T)

Wednesdays @ 11h00
Summerstrand United Church,
69 Erasmus Drive,
Summerstrand
Lead teacher: Shirley Smith
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

NORTHWEST PROVINCE

Potchefstroom (T)

Thursdays @ 10h30
Uitkoms Hall
Kock Street
Lead teacher: Saartjie de Wet

KWAZULU-NATAL

Howick (T)

Mondays @ 11h00 – 12h00
Amberfield
273 Curry’s Post Road
Lead teacher: Kerry Pentz
For information, please call 083 407 3148 or 033 330 4881, or email penzil@polka.co.za.

Howick (T)

Mondays @ 09h30 – 10h30
Amberglen Retirement Village,
31 Karkloof Road
Lead teacher: Kerry Pentz
For information, please call 083 407 3148 or 033 330 4881, or email penzil@polka.co.za.

GAUTENG

Johannesburg (T)

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10h00
Wanderers Club
21 North Rd (cnr North & Rudd)
Illovo, Sandton
Lead teacher: Tarryn Tyack
For information, please call Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za

Pretoria(T)

Wednesdays @ 10h30
Glen Methodist Church
Keeshond Street
Garsfontein
Lead Teacher: Marna Bolt
For more information, please call 082 561 4757 or email marna.bolt@lantic.net.

Pretoria(T)

Thursdays @ 11h00
Oostvallei Retirement Village
Cnr Coley & Serene Streets,
Garsfontein
Lead Teacher: Marna Bolt
For more information, please call 082 561 4757 or email marna.bolt@lantic.net.

Dance for Parkinson’s S.A. is an officially licensed Dance for PD partner. For more information about all classes, please visit www.danceforparkinsonssa.co.za or contact send email to info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za. Phone calls may be directed to 082 978 2399.

For a podcast about the program, please click here.