Find a Class


(**) 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®

Licensed Dance for PD® Partner:


Featuring: Dance for PD​® Certified Teacher M. sara Mcmahon

M sara McMahon, MA, a Flynn Arts Faculty member, has been involved in the research, teaching, performing of movement as a form of artistic and personal development for over 40 years. Along with being a movement artist/educator she worked for over 20 years as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont and Alaska. When her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s – PSP in 2012 she began to shift her focus to teaching movement classes to the Parkinson’s community in Vermont. After attending an Intro to Dance for PD workshop in 2013 she knew she found the program that would provide the education and support needed to develop the Movement for Parkinson’s program in Vermont. Most importantly was that the DfPD incorporated a teaching philosophy similar to hers, specifically that of focusing on the dancer within everyone. In 2013/14 the Movement for Parkinson’s (MfPD) program at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts was born.

MfPD has grown to providing classes not only in Burlington but other communities as well. This continues to be a goal especially living in a rural state where the opportunities for movement/dance are limited for the PD participant. Movement for Parkinson’s involves itself in the larger community through providing Lecture/Demonstrations, informal presentations, and performances. In 2018 the MfPD dancers performed their first Flash Mob in honor of World Parkinson’s Day. Movement for Parkinson’s developed a Volunteer Teaching Assistant program to insure that MfPD classes have adequate support for each MfPD dancer.

M sara returns to MMDG annually participating in the DfPD advance professional development workshop. Through the workshops she has met many wonderful and creative teachers who share a similar goal of providing dance/movement classes to the PD community. More at


Burlington |

Movement for Parkinson’s
The program is currently offering classes online. Click here for more information.
Monday and Thursday mornings 10:00 – 11:15 AM
September 13 – December 16, no classes October 18, 21, and November 22, 25
Class is free, pre-registration is required.

Lead teacher: M sara McMahon

To register and participate, please click here.

This class is sponsored by the Flynn Theatre for Performing Arts and the Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Funded in part by the Surdna and Ford Foundation.

For more information about the FlynnArts Movement for Parkinson’s class, download the class flier by clicking here, email Sara, or call 802-777-6858. Additional information and registration can be found at

For more information about the program, please visit

For information about registering for a Movement for Parkinson’s class, or to start a class in your community, please visit, contact Sara McMahon by email, or call 802-777-6858.

Middlebury |

Movement for Parkinson’s
The program is currently offering classes online. Click here for more information.

Montpelier | (T)

Movement for Parkinson’s
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Fall 2021 dates: September 30 – December 9th, no class November 25th
Cost: $25 MSAC members; $35 public
COVID precautions – mask required

Lead teacher: Mary Chris DeBelina

Montpelier Senior Activity Center
58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT

To register, please call the senior center at 802-223-2518. For information about the Montpelier Movement for Parkinson’s class, contact Sara McMahon by email, or call 802-223-2518.

For more information about the program, please visit

St. Albans |

Movement for Parkinson’s
The program is currently offering classes online. Click here for more information.

White River Junction (T)

Dance for People with Parkinson’s and Other Neuromotor Challenges
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM
Registration requested
Sliding-scale fee

Sponsoring organization: Open Door Integrative Wellness
Instructor: Kate Gamble, MSPT

Open Door Integrative Wellness
18 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001

For more information or to register, please go to Questions? email Kate at

Click here to download the flyer.