NBS has developed a program catering to and benefitting Toronto's PD community, while also informing scientific research that seeks to better understand the benefits of dance classes.
To develop the dance for PD program, NBS collaborated with leaders in the field from the Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD® program in New York, established local instructor Sarah Robichaud, the founder and executive director of Dancing with Parkinson's, and researchers from York and Ryerson Universities.
Over the course of each 12-week dance session, volunteer participants are invited to participate in a series of exercises and activities.
The main objective of the study project is to study how dance is able to seemingly bypass the neurodegeneration occurring in the PD brain and potentially facilitate improvement in movement in those with PD. NBS welcomes people with Parkinson's disease to participate in the program and research study. All classes are held at NBS in downtown Toronto and taught by NBS Artistic staff. Interested applicants are asked to speak with their medical provider before registering.
Want to Participate?
Contact the Registrar's Office via email.
Dancing with Parkinson's Calendar
2015 - 2016
||Tues, September 15 - Tues, December 15
||Tues, January 5 - Tues, March 22
(no class February 16)
||Tues, April 5 - Tues, June 21