Dance for Parkinson’s

This class integrates movement from ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance techniques to stretch and strengthen the body, improve posture and balance, engage the mind and stimulate creative movement strategies.

Thinking like a dancer is powerful in helping participants regain physical confidence in their own bodies.  Each program location runs 8-10 weeks at various locations in Durham Region and Northumberland County. 

The SPRING 2019 schedule is …

  • Oshawa @ Harmony Hill Retirement Community starts Tuesday, April 2 (More Info)
  • Port Hope @ Port Hope Community Health Centre starts Wednesday, April 3 (Call 905.885.2626 x280 directly)
  • Ajax @ Forest Brook Community Church starts Thursday, April 4 (More Info)

For more information contact Prima Ballet School directly for details about the Durham Dance for Parkinson’s program. To register online for the Oshawa or Ajax location, click on > (Register)


*Note: NOT all classes are held in wheelchair accessible space so please ask prior to registration.

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September 13, 2018 – DANCE: More Than Therapy

An article written by Mrs Catherine Kourkounakis while referencing “Dance benefits Parkinson’s patients” by Ruthann Richter.

Read the article online here

On March 26, 2018 Durham Dance for Parkinson’s hosted a free community event which was supported by Abilities Centre and Parkinson Canada – Durham Region Chapter.

In honour of Parkinson’s awareness month, the event provided an opportunity for participants to discover how dance is more than therapy. Participants enjoyed a viewing of the “Capturing Grace” film and then were invited to participate in a dance class to discover how music and creative movement is powerful in regaining physical confidence in their bodies.

Thank you to our special guests: Parkinson Canada-Durham Region Chapter Choir & Sarah Robichaud, Founder of Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada.

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