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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 information about the Dance for Parkinson’s program at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the oldest Dance for Parkinson’s program in the Midwest, please click here or call (312) 850-9766.

Glenview (T)

Just People Dancing – a dance class for people diagnosed with PD and/or other mobility/neurological issues
Second and forth Saturdays of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
No charge, but RSVP required

Lead teacher: Janis Post
Each class includes a variety of dance and movement styles, including musical theater, tap, ballet, ballroom, yoga, tai chi, and improvisation

Belmont Village Senior Living
2200 Golf Road
Glenview IL 60025

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jenene Paterno via phone (847)657-7100, or email.

Lake Forest (T)

Dancing for Parkinson’s
Wednesdays 1-2 p.m.
No charge, but registration required

Sponsoring/host organization: Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Lead teacher: Katie Kirwan

Health and Fitness Center
1200 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

For more information and to register, please contact Katie Kirwan at or call at (847) 535-8250 to leave a message expressing your interest.

Maywood (T)

Moving with Parkinson’s
Mondays at 1:15pm
Weekly for eight weeks, beginning May 2, 2022
Fee for participants; care partners attend at no extra charnge
Registration required but please call if interested, even if after the start date.

Teaching artist: Therese Davis
Sponsoring/host organization: Loyola Center for Fitness

Loyola Center for Fitness
2160 S. First Avenue, Building 130
Maywood, Illinois 60153

For more information and to register, please contact Loyola Center for Fitness, (708) 327-2348 or inquire through the Center’s website.

Olympia Fields (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Monthly: February 8, March 8, April 19, May 10 and June 7, 2019
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lead instructor: Louise Boyd

Temple Anshe Sholom
20820 Western Ave
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

For more information, please call (224)406-9233.

Springfield (T)

Joy of Movement
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Limited to 12 people with or without care partners. There is no charge, but registration is required.

Lead instructors: Eve Fischberg and Taryn Grant

First Presbyterian Church
321 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62701

For more information or to register, please email Eve Fischberg at or call 217-494-4961 or click the “contact us” button at

For an article about this class, please click here.

Urbana-Champaign (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Drop-ins welcome
No charge

Sponsoring organizations: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Dance at Illinois, Unity Parkinson Awareness Foundation
Lead teachers: Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Insolia
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modern, ballet, jazz, folk, improvisation, Bartenieff fundamentals, Laban vocabulary

Drama Rehearsal Room or Opera Rehearsal Room, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL

For more information: call (217) 244-3963 or visit our website

Westchester (T)

Movement Therapy for Parkinson’s and Neurological Disorders
Fall and Winter 2015-2016 sessions
Thursdays 11:00am – 12:00pm
September 24 – November 5
November 12 – January 21 (no classes on November 26th, December 17th, 24th, 31st)
March 10 – April 21
$40 per 7 week session ($50 for non-residents of Westchester)

Lead teacher: Jeanine Dent
Dance styles/ techniques/ content covered in class: Classical Ballet, Modern, and Contemporary Classical.

Mayfair Recreation Center
10835 Wakefield Street
Westchester, Illinois, 60154
For more information call 708-681-1128, email or visit