OUR COMMUNITY PARNTERS
We thank you for helping us to keep our dancers dancing!
Over a decade ago, Dancing With Parkinson's began as just ONE free class a week, led by Founder, Sarah Robichaud. Quickly, it became clear there was a huge demand for this unique and wonderful dance program for those living with Parkinson's Disease. The organization blossomed, and today DWP offers classes in over 15 locations in the GTA!
With the support of some incredible community partners, we've been able to continually increase accessibility to our program, and engage in wonderful collaborations that benefit not only those with Parkinson's, but also their families, and the community at large!
For the last few years, Dancing With Parkinson's has been collaborating with The Koffler Centre of the Arts, a Jewish cultural organization that presents a contemporary cross-disciplinary arts program encouraging inquiry and exploration. Along with artists in residence, we are proud to offer DWP dancers a very special, series of immersive, artistic dance workshops in collaboration with the artists and their installations on display at Koffler's pre-eminent community gallery, Artscape Youngplace.
Regent Park School of Music is a community music school dedicated to helping kids thrive through music. Their mission is to give as many kids as possible a music education, by removing financial obstacles. Over the years DWP has been fortunate to work with the wonderful RPSM children and teachers in exciting intergenerational collaborations such DWP's Jitterbug Social Dance-A-Thon and FUNdraiser! We look forward to future collaborations.
DWP is pleased to have the support of One Step Ahead Mobility, a Toronto-based physiotherapy clinic who is dedicated to helping people of all ages with diverse and often complex medical issues, including neurological conditions like Parkinson's Disease. Driven by innovative and proven treatments, One Step Ahead's expert and caring staff helps their patients to re-connect with their body, learn to breathe and move better, and ultimately improve the quality of their life.
Dancing With Parkinson’s has a long-standing friendship with Singing With Parkinson’s, facilitated by talented singer and musician, Paula Wolfson. Paula began SWP to bring those living with Parkinson’s Disease the physical, emotional and social benefits of singing in a group.