Please note: Classes are cancelled until further notice
Launched in 2013 as a pilot project, Dancing Parkinson’s YYC provides dance classes to people with Parkinson disease, and their spouses/ friends/ care partners. It is based on the simple belief that DANCING IS GOOD FOR US. With live musical accompaniment and a focus on rhythm, body awareness, muscle development, coordination and socializing, the weekly classes have proven to be an uplifting and restorative experience for participants.
Dancing Parkinson’s YYC program director, Vicki Adams Willis, and teacher Krista White with accompaniment by keyboard player Sheldon Zandboer put together this wonderful video class for The Parkinson Association of Alberta for their Motivation Monday series on June 22, 2020. This low impact class will introduce the viewer to a cross-section of material from the program. You will need a sturdy chair for the first part of the class.
Classes are normally held on Tuesdays with two levels to choose from:
Tuesdays 12:45 – 1:45 pm – Group 1
For continuing students of the program who wish to build their skills at a slightly faster pace, and for new students with prior dance experience.
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Group 2
A gentle introduction to dance for new students and for those wishing to move at a slower pace.
Classes are held at the DJD Dance Centre
111 12th Ave SE T2G 0Z9
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:
“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: