Dance for Parkinson's disease helps community members get moving

Classes are Fridays 10:30-11:45 on Zoom and in-person. Contact Kate Trammell at for more information.

JMU's Dance for PD® classes are facilitated by dance professor emerita and Dance for PD® certified teacher Kate Trammell, School of Theatre and Dance Music Director Toby Twining, and assisted by students majoring in dance, music, and occupational therapy. Classes are based on the Dance for PD approach developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group, which has programs in 250 communities in 30 countries. 

Dance for PD classes encourage participants to experience the joys and benefits of movement and music while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns. This series is open to people with Parkinson's, their families, friends, and care-partners. Instruction provides modifications to make the movement safe, appropriate, and enjoyable for all participants.

The program is free to participants, but registration and completion of an assumption of risk form is required. Participants in the in-person classes will be asked to provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination. In-person classes will be held in JMU’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, with free, accessible parking in the Warsaw Parking Garage. A link to Zoom classes will be provided upon registration. Please contact Kate Trammell with additional questions.

Additional Zoom classes are offered on a weekly basis. Contact Caraline Christie at for more information.

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Dance for PD® and the Dance for PD logo are trademarks of Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group, used under license.

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