DANCE CLASSES FOR PEOPLE
WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN TORONTO
ABOUT OUR CLASSES & THE ORGANIZATION
Dancing With Parkinson’s (DWP) is a registered Canadian charity offering group dance classes in multiple locations for adults living with Parkinson’s disease.
It is estimated that at least 3,750 people in the Greater Toronto Area suffer from Parkinson’s disease. DWP’s mission is to enhance the mental health, physical health and social well-being of adults affected by Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Our classes consist of a dance therapy and movement program specifically designed to enhance and improve participants’ functional fitness, mobility and day-to-day physical activity. DWP classes help increase participants' awareness and control of their movements in an atmosphere that fosters positive interactions between dancers.
The organization was founded in Toronto in the Spring of 2007 by professional dancer and fitness expert, Sarah Robichaud. Sarah was inspired by the Mark Morris Dance Group which offered a dance class for people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. She visited the group's studio in New York City to learn first hand about the revolutionary program, and subsequently trained as an instructor. Upon her return to Toronto she began offering regular community classes to those who have Parkinson's. Today, DWP is proud to offer group classes at over 20 locations across the GTA and surrounding areas!