CLASSES

ABOUT DWP CLASSES
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE CLASS

Dancing with Parkinson's offers multiple classes for Parkinson's Disease dancers in Toronto and the greater Toronto area. The classes are designed to work with every level and ability of Parkinson's Disease dancer.


Each class begins in a seated position to warm up the body. On the chairs we learn different pieces of choreography all designed to initiate movement and strengthen the muscles. For those who are able the choreography may appear as a standing dance piece later in the class.

 

Caregivers are welcome to attend the class if a dancer requires more personalized assistance but are not required. DWP has well-trained volunteers to help those who need a little extra support. No previous dance experience is required.


What to Bring:

  • Wear any flat-sole shoe

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing 

  • Water

  • A laugh and a smile!

DWP classes provide a fun, safe artistic environment where our dancers can explore the potential of their own movement through choreography and improvisation at any age or stage of Parkinson's.

 

The elements we work on in classes through choreography incorporate:

 

  • Increasing range of motion

  • Core strength

  • Balance

  • Posture and gracefulness

  • Fluidity

  • Rhythm and Coordination

  • Expression


Each Parkinson's Disease dancer works at his/her own potential for that day and exercises will be modified to suit each individual's level of comfort and ability.


To try a free DWP class near you, please visit our locations page. We now also offer LIVE STREAMED DWP classes!

THANK you TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS WHO HELP TO KEEP OUR DANCERS DANCING!

MTA Logo.png
Medtronic_twitter_edited.jpg
0152-15-Love.You.-logo-header-394x75_SE.
tevalogo.png
logo-ubc.jpg
obi_logo.png

Copyright © 2018 DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S
Dancing with Parkinson's Inc. is a Federally registered charity. Charitable Registation Number: 81752 1354 RR0001