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New York City

(**) 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®

All NYC classes are offered free of charge. For in-person classes, advanced registration and proof of vaccination is required for all participants, including care partners.

For more information: email us, call (800) 957-1046, or click here. To find out about cancellations due to bad weather, please call (718) 218-3373.

Click on a link below to view offerings by borough:

Brooklyn
Manhattan
Queens
Bronx/Riverdale
Staten Island

Brooklyn | In-person and online (T)

Location
Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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Dance for PD®
Weekly on Wednesdays 2:15-3:15 PM
Offered in person and online

To participate online, registration opens at 3:00 PM the day of the class.

In Dance for PD® classes, people living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to explore elements of different dance and movement styles with energizing and inspiring music as a guide. Anyone, at any level of ability and mobility, is welcome to participate in this award-winning, research-backed program created and offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group. No dance experience is required. Experienced teaching artists from Dance for PD’s New York flagship program emphasize a spirit of creativity and fun while demonstrating seated options for all activities.

Dance for PD® PRO
Weekly on Mondays 5:30-6:30 PM

Offered in person and online

To participate online, registration opens at 5:00 PM the day of the class

Designed for the working professional or those who seek a level of mastery, comprehension, and focus through more rigorous dance experience. Modeled after the award-winning Dance for PD® program, Dance for PD PRO classes integrate elements of ballet, modern and tap technique to help people with Parkinson’s build and master a specific set of dance skills through a focused, intensive approach.

PD Movement Lab with Pamela Quinn
Weekly on Fridays 2:15-3:15 PM

Offered in person or online. If joining online, registration opens at 2:00 PM the day of the class

PD Movement Lab with Pamela Quinn is a place for exploration, for experiment, for innovation. Begun in 2006, the Lab has been at the forefront of designing new approaches to the many day-to-day physical challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s. Blending her background in dance training with her personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient, Quinn invents tools that allows people with Parkinson’s to rediscover mobility and greater physical freedom.

Manhattan | In-person only (T)

Dance for PD® – Downtown
Weekly on Fridays 10:30-11:30 AM

Location
Center for Ballet and the Arts
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY

To register our Downtown location, please click here.

Dance for PD® – Upper West Side
Weekly on Sundays 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Location
The Juilliard School
155 W. 65th Street (bet. Broadway & Amsterdam)
New York, NY

To register our Juilliard location, please click here.

In Dance for PD® classes, people living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to explore elements of different dance and movement styles with energizing and inspiring music as a guide. Anyone, at any level of ability and mobility, is welcome to participate in this award-winning, research-backed program created and offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group. No dance experience is required. Experienced teaching artists from Dance for PD’s New York flagship program emphasize a spirit of creativity and fun while demonstrating seated options for all activities.

Sing for PD – Upper West Side
Weekly on Sundays 1-2 PM

Location
The Juilliard School
155 W. 65th Street (bet. Broadway & Amsterdam)
New York, NY

To register for our Juilliard location, please click here.

In Sing for PD classes, professional singers share their joy of singing and knowledge acquired through years of training in vocal projection and clear enunciation. Interactive classes focus on breath and rhythm in support of vocalization, and include a choral exploration of Broadway favorites, American standards, and specialized styles.

Dance for PD® PRO – Upper West Side
Weekly on Thursdays 5:15-6:15 PM

Location
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue at W. 76th Street
New York, NY 10023

To register our JCC location, please click here.

Designed for the working professional or those who seek a level of mastery, comprehension, and focus through more rigorous dance experience. Modeled after the award-winning Dance for PD® program, Dance for PD PRO classes integrate elements of ballet, modern and tap technique to help people with Parkinson’s build and master a specific set of dance skills through a focused, intensive approach.

Queens | In-person and online (T)

Location
Queens Theatre
14 United Nations Ave South
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
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Dance for PD Mandarin | 要查看简体中文传单,请单击此处
Sundays, twice a month restarting September 2022. Enjoy an On Demand class offered each summer Sunday by clicking here.

In Dance for PD® classes, people living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to explore elements of different dance and movement styles with energizing and inspiring music as a guide. Anyone, at any level of ability and mobility, is welcome to participate in this award-winning, research-backed program created and offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group. No dance experience is required. Experienced teaching artists from Dance for PD’s New York flagship program emphasize a spirit of creativity and fun while demonstrating seated options for all activities – all bilingually in Mandarin and English.

Bronx/Riverdale | In-person only (T)

Location
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Peter Jay Sharp Athletic and Recreation Center
6301 Riverdale Ave
Bronx, NY
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Dance for PD®
Select Thursdays 11 AM-12:15 PM

Offered in person only. Please register by clicking here

Location
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
3415 Olinville Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
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Dance for PD®
Select Tuesdays 11 AM-12:15 PM

Offered in person only. Please register by clicking here

In Dance for PD® classes, people living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to explore elements of different dance and movement styles with energizing and inspiring music as a guide. Anyone, at any level of ability and mobility, is welcome to participate in this award-winning, research-backed program created and offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group. No dance experience is required. Experienced teaching artists from Dance for PD’s New York flagship program emphasize a spirit of creativity and fun while demonstrating seated options for all activities.

Staten Island | On hiatus (T)

For online classes, please click here for the weekly class schedule.


Dance for PD is made possible through generous support from our community. We gratefully acknowledge contributions from individual Dance for PD members, donors, and Friends of MMDG along with public and private institutions: Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation, Billy Rose Foundation, Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, The Dillon Fund, General Catalyst, Sills Family Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and Stanley J. Wertheimer Fund. Public support for Dance for PD is provided by New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.