Sharing Dance for Parkinson's

Dance for Parkinson's Disease – Translating Knowledge into Action

Recent research has established the therapeutic benefit of dance as an intervention for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Despite this evidence, dance programs remain relatively underused. This needs to change!

NBS and partners hosted two dance for PD events to help address the gap between evidence and practice so that patients, families, healthcare professionals, and other members of the community could learn about the benefits and participate in a dance class.

Our goal is to encourage more healthcare professionals to refer their patients to dance for PD programs, and to get more people moving!

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Bar, Health and Research Initiatives Manager.

Dance for PD® Workshops

Want to get more involved? David Leventhal, one of the founding developers of the renowned Dance for PD® program in New York will be hosting workshops at NBS.

Advanced training – May 27, 28
Introductory training – May 28, 29, 30

To learn more and register click here.


The Translating Knowledge into Action events were generously supported by a gift from Richard and Heather Thomson, and in partnership with :

Ryerson University
Canadian Institute of Health Research
UHN Krembil Neuroscience Center

Dance for Parkinson's Network Canada

Canada's National Ballet School
Dance for PD
Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada
Parkinson Canada