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. For more information contact Prima Ballet School directly for details about this program.

2020 Schedule

  • Oshawa @ Harmony Hill Retirement Community starts Tuesday, January 28 @ 10:30AM   (Click on the link to register for the Dance for Parkinson’s or give us a call to register for this location: 905.425.2828)
  • Port Hope @ Community Health Centres of Northumberland starts up again in the Spring on Wednesday @ 11:00AM (Call 905.885.2626 x280 directly to register at this location and for further details)

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

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In celebration of World Parkinson’s Day (April 11), a free event was hosted in partnership with Harmony Hill Retirement Community.

Thank you to our dancers and community partners who attended, shared and created a wonderful day for everyone. Watch our video recap of the day … and join us for a class.

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

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

Participants enjoyed a viewing of “Capturing Grace” film and 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. Click here for a Sneak-Peek