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Washington

(**) 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®
​Dance for PD® Certified Classes

Seattle Theatre Group®’s Dance for PD® program is offered in collaboration with Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, Des Moines Legacy Foundation, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Center for Healthy Living, Mercer Island Community Center, and Spectrum Dance Theater. Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class are modeled after the Brooklyn program, using various styles of dance, live music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and gait.

For more information and a schedule of Seattle’s varied classes please click here. To register for classes, please contact the Seattle Theatre Group Program Manager at shawnr@stgpresents.org or 206-518-5232.

Seattle–Des Moines | DfPD Certified FAC

​Dance for PD®
Mondays 2:00-3:30 pm
Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended
No charge

Des Moines Senior Center
2045 S. 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-2066

Seattle–Lynnwood | DfPD Certified FAC

​Dance for PD®
Mondays 2:00-3:30 pm
Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended
No charge

Center for Healthy Living
5026 196 th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(206) 878-2066

Seattle-Garfield | DfPD Certified FAC

​Dance for PD®
Thursdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended.
No charge

Garfield Community Center
2323 E Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
206-684-4788

Seattle-Mercer Island | DfPD Certified FAC

​Dance for PD®
Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:00 pm
Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended.
No charge

Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 SE 24th St
Mercer Island, WA

Seattle–Kirkland | DfPD Certified FAC

​Dance for PD®
Saturdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Classes offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year
Drop-ins welcome, but preregistration is recommended.
No charge

Peter Kirk Community Center
352 Kirkland Avenue Kirkland, WA 98033
425-587-3360

Other Classes

Anacortes (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm
Weekly
Teacher: Corrie Befort

Fidalgo DanceWorks
901 Third Street
Anacortes, WA

For more information: visit the Fidalgo DanceWorks website

Port Angeles–North Olympic Peninsula (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Second Friday of every month, 10:00-11:30 am
Meets Monthly
Drop-ins welcome, including persons with MS and other neuromuscular conditions.
No previous dance experience necessary; participants may stand or sit as preferred.
$10 per class; Carepartners and spouses may attend free of charge.

Lead teacher: Kayla Oakes
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Modeled after Brooklyn program, designed to engage participants’ minds and bodies through many styles while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination and gait.

Sons of Norway, Scandia Hall
131 W. 5th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

For more information: contact Kayla Oakes by email: kdoakesclan@gmail.com or Darlene Jones at (360) 457-5352 or by email: djones@olypen.com.

Bellingham (T)

Dance for people with PD and other neurological disorders
Fridays beginning March 30
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Drop-ins welcome: to register just show up
Free of charge

Lead instructor: Pam Kuntz, with musician Evan Ingalls
Sponsoring organizations: American Parkinson Disease Association Washington Chapter and Boundary Bay Brewery & Pickford Film Center.

Ballet Bellingham
1405 Fraser St. Suite 103
Bellingham, WA
Parking available in front of the building

For more information, call (360) 510-4711 or send an email to kuntzpam@gmail.com.

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Seattle–Chimacum (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Monthly, every third Saturday 4:00 – 5:30pm
No charge

Lead teachers: Corrie Befort and Deborah Magallanes

Tri-Area Community Center
10 W Valley Rd
Chimacum, WA 98325

For more information, please call Corrie Befort at 206-910-3017

Spokane (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
Alternating Saturdays and Fridays 11:00 am–12:15 pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 2nd and 4th Fridays (Summer break June-August)
Drop-ins welcome
No charge/Donations welcome

Sponsoring organization: Spokane Parkinson’s Resource Center
Lead teachers: Lynda LeBlanc (Saturdays) and Suzanne Ostersmith (Fridays)
Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Simple stretching and strengthening exercises, Ballet inspired movement, as well as opportunities for visualization and improvisation

Gonzaga University
1108 North Pearl Street
Spokane, WA

For more information: call (509) 473-2490 or email