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Bay Area Consortium

The Bay Area Consortium is comprised of five established Dance for PD programs that share teachers, methods and resources to provide high quality classes in five communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.Bay Area Consortium

Berkeley (T)
Dance for PD
Mondays, 12:00-1:15 PM
Weekly
Preregistration required
No charge

Sponsoring organization: Berkeley Ballet Theater
Lead teachers: Marika Brussel, Erin Carper, Megan Low, Alyce Maurer, Susan Weber
Lead musicians: Gerry Grosz and Chris Houston
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: modern, ballet, jazz, folk, improvisation, Mark Morris repertory

Berkeley Ballet Theater
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

For information and registration, please call (925) 457-8170. To watch a video about the Berkeley Ballet Theater program, please click here.

Oakland (T)
Dance for PD
Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 AM
Classes held year-round
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Danspace, PD Active
Lead teachers: Claudine Naganuma, Freesia Paclebar Huth, and Yasmine Oiknine
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: modern, ballet, improvisation and composition
Musician: Roz Aronson

Danspace
473 Hudson St.
Oakland, CA 94618

For information and registration: call (510) 479-6119 or email dance@pdactive.org

San Francisco (T)
Dance for Parkinson’s

+Thursday class
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
12:45-1:30 PM
Preregistration required
$15 per class

Sponsoring organizations: Berkeley Ballet Theater, PDSF Network
Lead teachers: Marika Brussel, Erin Carper, Megan Low, Susan Weber
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: modern, ballet, jazz, folk, improv, Mark Morris repertory with live musical accompaniment

The Sequoias
1400 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free parking available at the facility and on the street

+Sunday class
Monthly
Select Sundays, 12:00-1:30 PM
April 21, May 26, June 23, and July 21
Preregistration required
Suggested Donation: $15 per class

Sponsoring organizations: Joe Goode Performance Group, PDSF Network
Lead teachers: Joe Goode Performance Group company members with live musical
accompaniment.

Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama St. @17th St. in the Mission
San Francisco, CA
Street parking usually available.

For information and registration: call (415) 285-7377 or PDSFNetwork@gmail.com
Read the article about this class that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle
Download class flier

San Rafael/Marin (T)
The Parkinson’s Dance Project
Weekly on Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 PM
Pianist Rob Ellis leads an informal sing-along at 12:30 on the first and third Tuesdays.
Preregistration requested, drop-ins welcome
$10 suggested donation

Sponsoring organizations: Marin Dance Theatre
Lead teachers:  Torri Campbel, Brigid Hoag, Erica Rose Jeffrey
Dance Styles:  ballet, modern, jazz, folk, improv, choreography

Marin Dance Theatre
One St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

For information and registration: call (415) 819-2066 or email torriacampbell@yahoo.com
To watch an information video about the class, please click here

Download class flier

Stanford (T)
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
Mondays and Fridays
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Free of charge; RSVP required

Presenting organization: Stanford Health Care, Stanford Movement Disorders Center
Lead instructor: Damara Ganley

Stanford Neuroscience Wellness Center
213 Quarry Road Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

For more information, please contact Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program at 650-721-8500.

Sunnyvale (T)
Dance for PD: Poetry in Motion
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Drop-ins welcome
$12.00 per class or $100.00 for a ten pack

Sponsoring organization: Parkinson’s Institute
Lead teachers: Damara Ganley and Becca Dean
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern, ballet, folk, improvisation, choreography

The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center
675 Almanor Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

For more information: call Parkinson’s Institute at (408) 734-2800 or Damara Vita Ganley at (831) 251-5397, or visit the Parkinson’s Institute website.
To see a video about the Sunnyvale program, please click here.

Brea/Orange County (T)

Dancing with the Dufaults
Mondays 10:00-11:30 AM
Drop-ins welcome
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: National Parkinson Foundation (Orange County Chapter)
Lead teachers: Bob and Nancy Dufault
Dance styles/techniques covered in class: Ballroom rhythms, line dancing and folk

Brea Baptist Church
217 E. Birch St.
Brea, CA 92821

For more information: call (949) 764-6998 or (714) 255-9877, or visit www.NPFOCC.org

Davis (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:15 PM
Weekly
Preregistration required
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Mondavi Center, Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, Parkinson Association of Northern California
Lead teachers: Pamela Trokanski and Bobbie Bolden
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation

Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop
2720 Del Rio Place
Davis, CA 95618

For information and registration: call Ruth Rosenberg at (530) 752-6113
Additional information: Davis Dance for Parkinson’s webpage

Emeryville (T)

Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson’s
Fridays, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Weekly
No Charge. Students need to join Emeryville Senior Center: $10/year for Emeryville residents $20/year non-Emeryville residents

Lead teachers: Debbie Sternbach and Woodrow Thompson
Sponsoring Organization: City of Emeryville

Dance Styles/techniques: jazz, ballet, tap, musical theater, vintage, improvisation, choreography, voice work

The Bridgecourt Room
3990 Harlan (off 40th St.)
Emeryville, CA 94608

Contact the Emeryville Senior Center to register: 510-596-3730
Contact Debbie Sternbach for information: 510-653-8362 or visit www.dancemovesme.com

Fresno (T)

Twist & Shout: a dance class while seated and standing for Parkinson’s patients and their circle of care
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. (except for Major Holidays)
Pay What You Want

Lead teacher: Kathy Page

Studio 65-Let’s Dance
2977 N. Maroa Ave.
Fresno, CA 93704
The studio is located between Clinton & Shields on west side of street and 3rd building north of Train Tracks

For questions and registration, please call (559) 240-3200.

Los Angeles–Pasadena (T)

Dancing with Parkinson’s
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Drop-ins welcome
Free of charge

Sponsoring organizations: Lineage Dance, San Gabriel Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association
Lead teachers: Michelle Kolb, Hilary Thomas
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation, Lineage Dance repertory

Lineage Dance
The Lineage Performing Arts Center
89 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

For more information: call (213) 500-3457 or (626) 844-7008.

Los Angeles–Mid-city (T)

Dancing through Parkinson’s
Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (except for Major Holidays)
Drop-ins welcome
No advanced registration or payment is required. Participants are encouraged to make a $15 donation per session.

An engagement program of: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Lead teachers: Alyson Mattoon and Linda Berghoff

Culver-Palms YMCA Dance Studio
4500 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Free parking behind the building
Click here for a map

For more information about the program and the class locations: call Sofia Klass at 424-229-2141, email dancepd@invertigodance.org, or visit www.invertigodance.org/parkinsons

Los Angeles–West LA (T)

Dancing through Parkinson’s
Mondays, 1:30-2:30 PM (except for Major Holidays)
Drop-ins welcome
No advanced registration or payment is required. Participants are encouraged to make a $15 donation per session.

An engagement program of: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Lead teachers:  Sofia Klass, Linda Berghoff, and Rachel Whiting  (of Moving Body Pilates)

Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
1 block east of Abbot Kinney (Free parking lot)
Click here for a map

For more information about the program and the class locations: call Sofia Klass at 424-229-2141, email dancepd@invertigodance.org, or visit www.invertigodance.org/parkinsons

Los Angeles–Beverly Hills (T)

Dancing through Parkinson’s
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (except for Major Holidays)
Please call to confirm dates before coming to your first class
Drop-ins welcome
No advanced registration or payment is required. Participants are encouraged to make a $15 donation per session.

An engagement program of: Invertigo Dance Theatre in partnership with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Lead teachers:  Sadie Yarrington and Irene Kleinbauer

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Underground parking $1/hr for first two hours. Click here for map

For more information about the program and the class locations: call Sofia Klass at 424-229-2141, email dancepd@invertigodance.org, or visit www.invertigodance.org/parkinsons

Los Angeles County–Torrance (T)

Dancing through Parkinson’s
Second Wednesday of every month, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Drop-ins welcome
No advanced registration or payment is required. Participants are encouraged to make a $15 donation per session.

An engagement program of: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Lead teacher:  Laura Karlin

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
21100 Victor St, Torrance, CA 90503
Free parking lot
Click here for map

For more information about the program and the class locations: call Sofia Klass at 424-229-2141, email dancepd@invertigodance.org, or visit www.invertigodance.org/parkinsons

Los Angeles County–Boyle Heights (T)

Dancing through Parkinson’s
Third Tuesday of every month, 11:00AM-12:00 PM
Drop-ins welcome, Classes are free at this location

An engagement program of: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Lead teachers: Sofia Klass
Spanish speakers welcome!

Plaza de la Raza dance studio
3540 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90503
Free parking in lot
Click here for map

For more information about the program and the class locations: call Sofia Klass at 424-229-2141, email dancepd@invertigodance.org, or visit www.invertigodance.org/parkinsons

Los Angeles–Tarzana (T)

Dancing with Parkinson’s
Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Drop-ins welcome
Free of charge
No advanced registration or payment is required. Participants are encouraged to make a $15 donation per session.

An engagement program of: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Lead teachers:Sofia Klass and Irene Kleinbauer

LA Start Dance Studio
19320 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
Plentiful street parking
Click here for map

For more information about the program and the class locations: call Sofia Klass at 424-229-2141, email dancepd@invertigodance.org, or visit www.invertigodance.org/parkinsons

Orange County–Fountain Valley (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Mondays 10:00-11:15 AM
Drop ins welcome; no charge

Sponsoring organization: Orange Coast Memorial
Lead teachers: Gina Quintana, Rebeca Ramos-O’Reilly and Meg Teran
Dance styles/techniques covered in class: Modern, ballet, jazz, tap, improvisation

Mariposa Shopping Center (next door to hospital, two doors down from Togo’s)
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
For more information, please call (714) 378-5022 or email Teri Brown.

Orange County–Newport Beach (T)

Dancing with the Dufaults
Mondays, 1:00-2:30 PM
Drop-ins welcome
No charge

Lead teachers: Bob and Nancy Dufault
Dance styles/techniques covered in class: Ballroom rhythms, line dancing and folk

Hoag Memorial Hospital Rehab Facility
520 Superior Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

For more information: call (949) 764-6998 or by email.

Ventura County–Thousand Oaks (T)

Tango for PD
Mondays 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Drop-ins welcome
Free of charge

Lead teacher: Dennis Cante
Dance styles/techniques covered in class: Seated warmup, partnered Argentine tango with a focus on posture, balance and walking.

Seven Oaks Physical Therapy & Fitness Center
141 Triunfo Canyon Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free parking

For more information, please contact Dennis by email or call 323-896-2373. More information online at http://www.energyofdance.org.

Merced (T)

Dance for PD
Class time is 2:45-3:45 Tuesdays​

Merced Academy of Dance
www.mercedacademyofdance.com
​645 West Main Street
3rd floor
Merced, CA 95340

Classes are drop-in friendly, $10 each, and free for care partners.

Ojai (T)

Dancing with Parkinson’s
Dance classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease
Mondays 1:00-2:00 pm (except holidays)
Weekly
$5 Suggested donation

Lead teacher: Irina Dukhon

“The Barn” at St. Joseph’s Retirement Center
2464 East Ojai Avenue
Parking is available through the Villa Giuseppe entrance

For more information, please contact Irina at (206) 909-8918 or by email.

Sacramento (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15 PM and 2:45-4:00 PM
Weekly
Preregistration required
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Mondavi Center, UC Davis; Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, Parkinson Association of Northern California
Lead teachers: Kathy Van Hoof and Elaine Silver
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation

Eskaton Monroe Lodge
3225 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95818

For information and registration: call Ruth Rosenberg at (530) 752-6113 or contact Ruth via email.

San Diego–Encinitas(T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Thursdays at 1:15 p.m.
No charge
No registration required. Please call before attending for the first time.

Sponsors: North County Parkinson’s Support Group, Emily Miller and Performing Arts Workshop
Lead teacher: Cheryl McIlhon
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: folk, jazz, modern dance, progressive relaxation

Performing Arts Workshop
1465 Encinitas Blvd A102
Encinitas, CA 92024

For more information: call (248) 755-7431

Santa Cruz (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15pm
Classes held year-round
No charge
Drop-ins Welcome

Sponsoring organizations: ComForCare Santa Cruz and Motion Pacific Dance
Lead teachers: Damara Vita Ganley, Katie Griffin and Molly Katzman
Musician: John Malkin

Motion Pacific Dance
131 Front Street Suite E
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
motionpacific.com

For information: call (831) 457-1616 or email abra@motionpacific.com

Santa Rosa/Sonoma (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1:15—2:45 p.m.
No registration necessary; Drop-ins welcome
$10 suggested donation

Sponsoring Organization: Parkinson’s Support Group of Sonoma County
Head teachers: Torri Campbell, Brigid Hoag
Musician: Rob Ellis
Dance Styles: Ballet, modern, jazz, folk, improv, choreography

The Odd Fellows Hall
545 Pacific Avenue (at Mendocino)
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Map
Parking Adjacent to Hall
For information call: (707) 942-4234 or email
Download the class flyer

Visalia (T)

Twist & Shout: a dance class while seated and standing for Parkinson’s people and their circle of care
On hiatus

Lead teacher: Kathy Page
For questions and information, please call (559) 240-3200.

Walnut Creek (T)

Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson’s
Every Tuesday, beginning September 8th
1-2:30 p.m.
$10/class – care partners are free
Pre-registration required

Instructors: Debbie Sternbach and Woodrow Thompson
Dance styles taught: jazz, ballet, tap, musical theater, vintage, improvisation
Sponsoring organization: Parkinson Network Mt. Diablo

Ace Dance Academy
1825 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (behind Fitness Superstore)
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

For information and registration, please contact Debbie Sternbach at 510-653-8362 or visit www.dancemovesme.com.