Movement Classes


Dance for PD is a unique movement program specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. It helps people affected by PD improve well-being, address symptoms and connect with others in the Parkinson’s community in a safe, fun and creative environment.

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Everyone with PD, family and friends are welcome... no dance experience is necessary! Participants have the opportunity to experience a variety of dance themes including folk dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theater numbers, all with an emphasis on using the power of music to move.


Abington YMCA dance class designed for people with Parkinson's disease, by Hilary Bentman, 7/2/13

Dance classes help Parkinson's patients stay limber, by Gloria Hochman, Philadelphia Inquirer 6/16/13

People with Parkinson's revel in dance class made for them, by Maiken Scott, WHYY Newsworks 5/8/13

Check out the studios below for more information.

YMCA in Abington   

1073 Old York Road

Abington, PA 19001

Classes are scheduled Mondays, from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm, starting May 13th through July 29, 2013. 


  • May 13th
  • June 3rd and 17th
  • July 1st, 15th and 29th

Register online for Dance for PD at the Abington Y by clicking here!

Contact Wendy at for more information.

The 954 Dance Movement Collective 

954 N 8th Street,Philadelphia

Saturdays, 2PM-3:15PM 

Registration: Keila Cordova (215-627-1157 or

The Rock School West

1510 Paoli Pike, West Chester

Tuesdays from 1:15PM-2:30PM

Registration: Karen Lynch (610-524-1556 or or The Rock School West (610.431.4321) 

Register online for Dance for PD West Chester by clicking here 

For more information about Dance for PD, please contact Wendy at

Other offerings:

Dance classes for people with Parkinson's  

Wednesdays 1:30-2:45 pm June 19-August 7, 2013
$5, drop ins welcome
Preregistration preferred

Lead teachers: Jessica Warchal-King and Kun-Yang Lin
CHI Movement Arts Center, home of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
1316 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA

Please call 267-687-3739 or email Jessica for more details or information on public transportation.

Additional information available by visiting
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uses movement, postural awareness, breathing and relaxation to encourage flexibility, strength, balance, and mind/body connection.  Yoga practitioners also report reduction in anxiety, stress, and muscle tension, and increases in relaxation and energy.

Classes are fun, collegial and adaptable to any ability.  Caregivers, friends and family are welcome!  

The studios below offer classes with attention to the needs of people with Parkinson’s.

Yoga Evolution

The Pavilion, 261 Old York Road

Jenkintown, PA 19046

Julie Coopersmith at

p. 215.885.1800

Yoga on The Ridge

493 Domino Lane 

Philadelphia, PA 19128

Theresa Conroy at 

p. 215.792.6400

Yoga at Plush Mills Senior Residences

501 Plush Mill Road 

Wallingford, PA 19086 

Virginia Lang at
p. 484.472.8607 

Pilates for Movement

2402 Hirst Terrace

Havertown, PA 19083

Sheila Hatzell at

p. 610.853.1979  


The Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program
Janet Readinger, RPT, DPT
Arcadia University
Health Sciences Center
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA  19038
(Intersection of Church Rd (Rte.73) and Limekiln Pike (Rte 152)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm
September to December and February to May. 
Other class times may be added during the year.

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