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Boca Raton | DfPD Certified FAC

Mondays & Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm
September through May
Registration required
Free of charge

Lead instructors: Cindy Surman (Dance for PD Certified Teacher) and Dennie Lue.

This class is sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association South Florida Chapter, FirstLantic Health Care and Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.

Boca Ballet Theatre
7630 NW 6th Ave.
Boca Raton, FL 33487

For more information or to register: Call (561) 995-0709, mail in registration form, or click here
Class can be danced sitting, standing or holding onto a walker.

Davie (T)

Dance with PD
1st and 3rd Fridays 1:30-2:30 pm
Registration not required
Carepartners welcome to attend
No charge

Lead teacher: Carol Kaminsky

Fitness Center
David Posnack Jewish Community Center
5850 Pine Island Rd
Davie, FL 33328

Call 954-434-0499 or email Audrey for more information

Daytona area (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s

Port Orange: Mondays 1:00-2:00 PM
Port Orange YMCA
4701 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL

Deland: Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 PM
Deland Family YMCA
761 E. Int’l Speedway Blvd.
Deland, FL 32124

Edgewater: Wednesdays 1:15-2:15 PM
Southeast Volusia YMCA
148 W. Turgot Ave.
Edgewater, FL 32132

Ormond Beach: Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM
Ormond Beach YMCA
500 Sterthaus Drive
Ormond Beach, FL

Classes are offered free of charge, and are underwritten by the Parkinson’s Association of Greater Daytona Beach.

All registrants will be able to participate at one or more venues, and caregivers will be welcome to attend and participate at no extra charge.

Presenting organizations: Ormond Beach Family YMCA, Port Orange Family YMCA, Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach (PAGDB).
Teachers: Priscilla Harrell (team leader), Jen Moore, Gabriela Trotta (Port Orange class); Janelle Neal (team leader), Dinah Gill, Gwen Gerhardt (Ormond Beach).

To register, please call the closest YMCA or Bev Johnson 386-738-9622 ext. 313 or visit

For more information: call (386) 676-6375 or email Vince Kinsler, President of the PAGDB.
Please watch this video about the launch of classes in Daytona Beach.

Bonita Springs (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Weekly, starting March 15–please call ahead to confirm
No charge

Sponsoring organization: United Arts Council of Collier County, Parkinsons Association of South Florida
Lead teacher: Isabel Castro with Doug Carman, accompanist
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, jazz , improvisation and partner dancing

Bonita Springs YMCA
27200 Kent Road (off Terry)
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

For more information: call Isabel at (239) 297-2352

Fort Myers (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00–11:15 am
Weekly, starting October 12, 2010; please call ahead to confirm.
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Hope Hospice
Lead teacher: Isabel Castro, with Doug Carman, accompanist
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, jazz, improvisation and partner dancing

Summerlin and Bass Rd.
Fort Myers, FL

For more information: call Isabel at (239) 297-2352


Dance for Life
Mondays 1:00-2:15 pm
Weekly 12-week sessions
Drop-ins welcome
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare, Shands Arts in Medicine, University of Florida Movement Disorders Center.
Lead teacher: Lauren Arce
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern dance, various social dances, and a little ballet

University of Florida McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, room G-10

For more information: call (352) 733.0880

Jacksonville (T)

Jacksonville University Parkinson’s Dance Therapy
Mondays 1 – 2:15 p.m.
Free of charge

Lead instructor: Cari Coble
Sponsoring Organization: Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

For more information contact JU dance professor Cari Coble at (904) 256-7398 or

To read an article about the JU program, please click here.

Leesburg (T)

Dance for Wellness
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 Per Person

Lead instructor: Jenenne Valentino-Bottaro

Dancin’ II Ballroom Studio-Lake Square Mall
10401 US 441
Leesburg, FL
Closest Entrance is located where the JC Penny was located.

For more information, please call 352-319-6767 or email Jenenne.

South Miami- Dade (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 1-2pm
No charge

Sponsoring Organization: Park Optimist’s Group

St Matthew Episcopal Church
7410 Sunset Dr.
Miami, FL 33143

For more information: contact Audrey wood by phone at (305) 243-1061 or by email

Naples (T)

Parkinson’s Dance
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00–2:15 pm
Weekly, starting October 2010–please call ahead to confirm
No charge

Sponsoring organization: United Arts Council of Collier County, Parkinsons Association of South Florida
Lead teacher: Isabel Castro with Doug Carman, accompanist
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: ballet, jazz , improvisation and partner dancing

Fleishman Park Recreation Center

For more information: call Isabel at (239) 297-2352

Orlando (T)

Movement as Medicine
Beginning on April 2nd, 2015
First Thursday and third Thursday of each month 2:00-3:15 pm
Free of charge

Sponsoring organizations: Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute’s Parkinson’s Outreach Center, Valencia College, Florida Hospital Foundation
Lead teachers: Suzanne Salapa, PhD

Florida Hospital Seventh Day Adventist Church
2800 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32804

For more information and registration: call (407) 303-5295 or email

Panama City (T)

Dancing for Parkinson’s
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Free of charge

Lead instructors: Austin Evans, Jay Holmes

Dance Life Dance Studio
415 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL 32401

Please call (850) 215-4453 for more information. Please click here to see a TV segment about the Panama City program.

Saint Petersburg (T)

Dancing Through Parkinson’s
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lead instructor: Cynthia Alicea

Azalea Recreation Center
1600 72nd Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

For more information call 727-893-7150 or click here.

Sarasota (T)**

PD in Motion

Lead instructor: Lynn Hocker
Styles taught: modern, jazz, bellydance

Soul Studios
3303 Bahia Vista St.
Sarasota, FL 34239

Please call Lynn at (941) 586-5349 for more information.

Sarasota (T)

DANCE for Parkinson
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 am – 11 am
Free of charge

Lead teacher: Leymis Bolaños Wilmott
Styles taught: Contemporary dance

Parkinson Place
5969 Cattleridge Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232

For more information, please call 941-870-4438 or visit Parkinson Place.

Sarasota (T)

The Parkinson’s Dance Club
Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Lead teacher: Wendy Canning
Styles taught: Ballroom-based class, with ballet, jazz, tap, African dance, and modern dance.

Location: The First Baptist Church
1661 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: (941) 400-7207

Valparaiso (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s – A Tapestry of Movement

Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Free of Charge

Adaptive dance using ballet, modern, jazz, tap, improvisation, and choreography.
Lead instructor: Jo Rivera

Health Origin Studios
481 South John Sims Parkway, Unit A
Valparaiso, FL 32578

Please call 520-730-3110 for more information or email here. You may also visit the class website.