At Dancing with Parkinson's (DWP) we provide a fun, safe environment where those with Parkinson's Disease can celebrate the artistry and potential of their own movement.
Our core mission is to bring seniors with PD out of isolation and into an artistic community where they can dance and connect with others.
While navigating our way through social distancing, DWP continues to be guided by this mission by offering free daily live online interactive dance classes. Our classes are now available to ALL SENIORS across the country so we can stay active, healthy, and connected.
We need your help to ensure that we can continue to offer DAILY FREE online classes for hundreds of seniors across the country, and that our in-person class locations can be re-opened once the Covid -19 physical distancing measures have been lifted.
IN THE NEWS
Global News, April 20, 2020 : In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sarah Robichaud has created an online platform for dance and movement. Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada is now offering free on-line live dance classes through Zoom, seven days a week. Their mission is to keep seniors active, connected, and engaged while social-distancing. Susan Hay has the story.
THE JITTERBUG 2020
Our Jitterbug 2020 was a huge success, raising $45,000 to help keep seniors across Canada dancing and connected to others - something that is more important than ever
Thank you to everyone who donated to, and participated in the Jitterbug Social 2020!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR DAILY ONLINE CLASSES!
WHO WE ARE
THE HEALING POWER OF DANCE
Dancing with Parkinson’s (DWP) is a Canadian charitable organization and evidence based program that delivers dance classes specifically designed for all persons living with Parkinson’s Disease throughout the Greater Toronto Area. You can read more about the history of our program and organization here.
Our PD dance students tell us they experience elevated mood, reduced stress, increased social connections and improved physical and emotional wellbeing while participating in the weekly classes.
DWP MISSION & VISION
Our mission at Dancing With Parkinson's is to provide dance classes and artistic experiences that enrich the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease, and the lives of their families, friends, and caregivers.
Our vision is to provide a safe, accessible, and inclusive environment where all people with Parkinson's Disease throughout Ontario can explore the potential of their own movement and artistry while experiencing the emotional, cognitive and physical benefits of dancing to music in classes designed for them.
Dancing with Parkinson's currently offers over 15 weekly dance classes for those living with Parkinson's in multiple locations throughout the city of Toronto. Every age, stage and ability are welcome to join! Care partners are welcome but not necessary. Sign up for your first free trial class today!
Please Note: Our in-person classes are currently on hold while we practice social distancing. Check back later for updates, and consider joining us online every day at 11am for free dance classes for all seniors.