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  • We train and support dance teaching artists wishing to offer classes based on the Dance for PD model in their communities.
  • We work with therapists, fitness instructors, care partners and people with PD to enhance their existing practice with creative, musical approaches.
  • We offer certification for qualified teachers and maintain a registered teaching assistant program.

Our 6-step process

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1 | Determine your path

We offer two training paths - Dance Teacher and Enrichment. Use our descriptions and qualification survey below to determine your best option.

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2 | Apply for your track

The qualification survey will recommend the Dance Teacher or Enrichment track. Complete the relevant application form. We'll respond within 2-3 weeks.


3 | Online course

Our 8-module online course, offered in partnership with People Dancing UK, provides a comprehensive foundation.

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4 | Training workshop

Join an online, in-person, or On Demand workshop, which offers comprehensive training with expert facilitators.

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5 | Online assessment

This online assessment addresses topics covered in the online learning program and training workshop.

6 | Continuing Education

After your introductory training, enhance your learning and prepare for certification with our Continuing Professional Development workshops, online seminars and self-directed study portal.

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7 | Certification

A capstone process for qualified teaching artists who have completed 50 hours of teaching and 50 hours of training. Enrichment trainees are invited to complete a Registered Teaching Assistant path.

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Two training paths

Dance teacher

Dance teacher

Our Dance Teacher course prepares qualified dance teaching artists with at least 3-5 years of teaching experience to offer classes based on the Dance for PD model in their community. Successful completion of the introductory Dance Teacher course is one prerequisite for full certification.



Our Educational and Professional Enrichment course provides a comprehensive look at core Dance for PD components so that a wide variety of individuals without dance teaching experience can benefit from our knowledge and resources. Recommended for therapists, fitness professionals, care partners and people with PD.


Qualifying questionnaire

Not sure which training track is best for you? Take our short survey to determine the best training path.

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Online prerequisite course

A globally-recognized foundation

This asynchronous eight-unit online course provides dance practitioners and others with core foundational knowledge about the safe, effective, and creative delivery of dance sessions for people with Parkinson’s. The course prepares trainees for the practical, in-person introductory and CPD workshops (Steps 3 and 5).
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Training opportunities

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The workshop was beautifully presented, a truly generous forum for learning.

- Introductory Workshop Trainee

From your exceptional training, I've reached another level.

- L.G., Introductory Workshop Trainee

This was the best workshop I have attended in a long time.

Veronica, Introductory Workshop Trainee

I learned more during those two days than in a semester of classes.

CMG, Introductory Workshop Trainee

I was thoroughly impressed by how collaborative and interactive on Zoom.

- Online Introductory Workshop Trainee

Additional resources

Training for organizations

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

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Certified teachers

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

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Educational events

We offer a full range of seminars, presentations, and screenings.

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