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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®

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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!”


 


Cape Town | DfPD Certified FAC

Bergvliet
Dance for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

Lead instructor: Carmen Davidson

Bergridge Park
Bergvliet
Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

For information, please call Julie: 082 978 2399 or Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za.

Bloustrand
Dance for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Lead instructor: Barbara Bain

Library Hall
Andrew Foster Street
Milnerton, 7441, South Africa

For information, please call 082 506 7376 or email barbara-restoration@connect.co.za.

Constantia
Dance for Parkinson’s
Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Lead instructor: Julie Symmonds

Christ Church
Cnr Constantia & Parish Road
Constantia
Cape Town

Hellenic Community Centre
Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Lead instructor: Carmen Davidson

Hellenic Community Centre
24 Bay Road
Mouille Point
Cape Town

For information, please call Julie: 082 978 2399 or Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za.

Durbanville – Die Signel
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

Lead instructor: Barbara Bain

Our Lady of Perpetual Catholic Church
Die Singel
Durbanville
Cape Town, 7551, South Africa

For information, please call 082 506 7376 or email barbara-restoration@connect.co.za.

Pinelands
Dance for Parkinson’s
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

Lead instructors: Julie Symmonds and Carmen Davidson

Pinelands Presbyterian Church
19 St Stephens Rd,
Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405

For information, please call Julie: 082 978 2399 or Carmen: 083 795 5610 or email info@danceforparkinsonssa.co.za.

East London (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Lead instructor: Sandra Kruger

Berea Gardens Retirement Centre
The Valley Roof Garden Room
62 Jarvis Rd, Berea
East London, 5241, South Africa

For information, please call 082 254 0915 or email sandrakruger@gmail.com.

Durban (T)

Monday class
Dance for Parkinson’s
Mondays 9-10 a.m.
R60

Lead instructor: Kerry Pentz
Local network affiliation: Dance for Parkinson’s. S.A.

Eagle Ridge Estate
273 Curry’s Post Road
Howick
Kwa Zulu Natal

Friday class
Dance for Parkinson’s
Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
R60

Local network affiliation: Dance for Parkinson’s. S.A.

Amberglen Retirement Village
31 Karkloof Road
Howick
Kwa Zulu Natal

For information, please call 083 407 3148 or 033 330 4881, or email penzil@polka.co.za.

Fish Hoek | DfPD Certified FAC

Dance for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM

Lead instructors: Julie Symmonds and Carmen Davidson

Central Circle
Fish Hoek

Potchefstroom | DfPD Certified FAC

Dance for Parkinson’s
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.

Lead instructor: Saartjie de Wet

Uitkoms Hall
Kock Street
Potchefstroom

Pretoria (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays 10-11 a.m.
R80

Lead instructor: Marna Bolt
Local network affiliation: Dance for Parkinson’s. S.A.

Dancing Divas Studio
Upper Level
Atterbury Boulevard
Faerie Glen
Pretoria

For more information, please call 082 561 4757 or email marna.bolt@lantic.net.

Somerset West | DfPD Certified FAC

Playhouse Theatre
Dance for Parkinson’s
Two Classes on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Lead instructors: Julie Symmonds and Carmen Davidson

Playhouse Theatre
Lorensford and Swalle Rd
Somerset West

Vonke House
Dance for Parkinson’s
Thursday at 1:15 p.m.

Lead instructor: Julie Symmonds

Vonke House
Lourensford Rd
Somerset West

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.