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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®

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Featuring: Dance for PD​® Certified Teacher Shawn Roberts

Shawn Roberts has a background in dance and theater, beginning her studies of dance with Stanley Knaub, SuzAnneDuckworth and Dale Merrill, and her studies of theater at Freehold Theatre. Ms. Roberts is the founding School and Education Director of Spectrum Dance Theater (Artistic Director Donald Byrd), where she directed, taught and produced student performances for more than 18 years. She is applauded for her profound work in transforming Spectrum’s community dance classes into a successful curriculum-based school for beginning through pre-professional dancers. In 2008, Ms. Roberts completed the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD® teacher training and has been teaching classes and managing the STG program since 2009. In 2015, she completed the Dance for PD® certification, making her the first certified Dance for PD® teaching artist in the world outside of the founding teachers. Shawn also directs STG’s annual Ailey Camp.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

​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 Pacific Northwest Ballet. 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.

Please note that all STG Dance for PD classes will be on hiatus March 4-April 4, 2020.

Seattle-Bellevue |

Dance for PD®
Fridays, 1:00-2:30pm
Classes are held in sessions throughout the year
Drop-in welcome
No charge

Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Francia Russell Center
1611 136th Place NE
Bellevue, Washington 98005
(425) 451-1241
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Seattle–Des Moines |

​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-Garfield |

​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–Kirkland |

​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

Seattle–Lynnwood | 

​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-Mercer Island |

​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

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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Port Townsend (T)

Dance With Parkinson’s
Thursday 1:15-2:45
Ongoing
$5/class care partners free

Lead teacher: Rae Kala Stier OTR/L
Sponsoring organization: Jefferson Healthcare

Jefferson Healthcare Wellness Center
1230 Sims Way
Port Townsend

For information and registration, please call (360) 385-2200 ext 1223

Richland (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s
11-12:15
Saturday
Monthly, call (509) 943-8455 for dates
Free, donations welcome
Registration is not required

Lead Instructors: Halle Goodwin, Rachel Moore
Sponsored by: Kadlec Neurological Resource Center

Kadlec HealthPlex
1268 Lee Blvd
Richland, WA 99352

For more information and to register, please contact the Kadlec Neurological Resource Center at (509) 943-8455

Seattle–Chimacum (T)

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

Lead teachers: 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
11-12:15
Saturdays
Weekly, Takes breaks for Gonzaga’s Summer and Winter Break
Free, donations welcome
Registration is not required

Instructors: Lynda LeBlanc, Caley Edwards
Sponsoring: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, Gonzaga University
Location: Gonzaga University Theatre and Dance Studios at 1108 N Pearl, Spokane, WA
For more information please contact NW Parkinson’s at 509-443-3361 or email halle@nwpf.org