Launched in 2013, Dancing Parkinson’s YYC provides dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. Research has demonstrated that dancing improves motor and cognitive functions in Parkinson’s patients and positively impacts quality of life. With live musical accompaniment and a focus on rhythm, body awareness, muscle development, coordination and socializing, the DPYYC classes have proven to be an uplifting and restorative experience for participants.
PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE WILL BE CONTINUING TO OFFER OUR CLASSES ONLINE WHILE WE LOOK FORWARD WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION TO THE DAY WHEN WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE ABLE TO CONGREGATE SAFELY IN STUDIO 1 AT THE DJD DANCE CENTRE
Unlimited classes are available with a $50 annual registration fee per person.
NEW PARTICIPANTS MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME
For more information about the program and to register please contact:
Dancing Parkinson’s YYC program director, Vicki Adams Willis, teacher Krista White and musician Sheldon Zandboer created this video class for The Parkinson Association of Alberta’s Motivation Monday series in June. This low impact class is an introduction to a cross-section of material from the program. If you wish to participate in this sample class you will need a sturdy chair for the first exercise sequences.
“After the first Tuesday I was hooked, really thoroughly enjoying it”
“This group is my happy place. I have never had this feeling in all the 14 years I have had Parkinson’s.”
“It was like coming to visit old friends because all of these people have come to feel like old friends”
“I was overwhelmed with it all, it was so wonderful… the music, the camaraderie”
“I’m doing things that I never thought I would be able to do”
“There are not many good things about having PD but Dancing Parkinsons YYC is definitely one of them. You are making a big difference in our lives.”
Dancing Parkinson’s YYC has been supported by: