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What we offer

  • Depth - Comprehensive introductory training courses and workshops, professional development and certification
  • Experience - we've trained more than 2,000 people from 38 countries
  • Global reach - Dance for PD trained teachers work in 300 communities around the world

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Dance for PD®’s innovative introductory training program - offered online and in-person - invites teaching artists, therapists, care partners and people living with Parkinson's to learn through interactive experiences and immersive resources.

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Continue learning

Once you've completed your introductory training, our Continuing Professional Development workshops, seminars and self-directed learning resources will help you hone your skills and prepare you for Dance for PD teaching artist certification.

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Who can participate in your learning opportunities?

If you're interested in the intersection of dance and Parkinson's, we have a course for you. Click below to learn more about our two learning paths.

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What's the difference between training and certification?

It takes more than a few courses to learn to lead Dance for PD classes. So we divide our process into clear training steps. Most people start teaching after completing the online course and introductory workshop. Certification is a capstone process, available to teachers who have completed 50 hours of training and 50 hours of teaching.

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How much does training cost?

Each step has its own cost, but generally the introductory training process (2 courses) is around $500, professional development is $15 per credit hour, and certification is a one-time fee of $1,500.

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Do you offer financial aid?

The Stanley J. Wertheimer Fellowship offers full tuition support of the introductory training process. Other aid is considered on a case by case basis.

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When can I call my class Dance for PD?

Teachers who have completed our full 5-step certification process are licensed to use the Dance for PD registered trademark. Teachers who've trained but are not yet certified can refer to Dance for PD but should call their class by another title.

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Training for organizations

We offer acclaimed training workshops for teams, organizations and universities.

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Educational events

In addition to training workshops, we offer a full range of seminars, presentations, and screenings.

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Certified teachers

Dance for PD Certified Teaching Artists are leaders in their field.

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