World Dance for Parkinson's Day

April 28-29, 2017

Professor Bas Bloem, MD, PhD, consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands, and co-founder of ParkinsonNet, honors the special connection between World Parkinson's Day and World Dance Day in this compelling talk.


On behalf of the 15 partners who are working together to create this platform, we're pleased to welcome you.

World Dance for Parkinson's Day is an experiment in global collaboration organized among a diverse group of partners. We are a group of dance organizations and individual teaching artists who deliver specialized classes for people with Parkinson's. We want this platform to offer a window into our work as we celebrate the range of programming, research collaborations and community initiatives and engagements that form the heart of what we do.

We invite you to explore inspiring classes, probing documentaries and diverse program profiles, all in honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month and International Dance Day.

From now through April 29, we'll be posting Dance for Parkinson's classes and resources from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Israel, India, England, Scotland, and the United States. Check back each day to see who we're highlighting and to learn about programs all over the world.

David Leventhal (Program Director, Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Jody White Van de Klippe (Program Director, Hamilton City Ballet's Dance for Parkinson's, Hamilton, ON, Canada)

Project coordinators