Dance for Parkinson’s

This class integrates movement from ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance techniques to stretch and strengthen the body, improve posture and balance, engage the mind and stimulate creative movement strategies.  Thinking like a dancer is powerful in helping participants regain physical confidence in their own bodies.

Each session runs 8-10 weeks at various locations in Durham Region and Northumberland County. Registration links can be found below or for more information contact Prima Ballet School directly for details.

September 13, 2018 – DANCE: More Than Therapy: An article written by Mrs Catherine Kourkounakis while referencing “Dance benefits Parkinson’s patients” by Ruthann Richter.  Read the article online here

2020 Schedule

For 2020 Dance for Parkinson’s class information please email

*Note: NOT all classes are held in wheelchair accessible space so please ask prior to registration.

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To kick-off World Parkinson’s Month, Durham Dance for Parkinson’s is hosting our 3rd annual LIVING WELL event for those living with Parkinson’s and their support caregivers. This event includes an open Dance for Parkinson’s class, performances and a light buffet lunch by Berry Hill Food Company.


Please RSVP by March 20th. Click here to RSVP.

April 9, 2019: LIVING WELL

In celebration of World Parkinson’s Day (April 11), a free event was hosted in partnership with Harmony Hill Retirement Community.  Thank you to our dancers and community partners who attended, shared and created a wonderful day for everyone.

March 26, 2018: Durham Dance for Parkinson’s hosted a free community event supported by Abilities Centre and Parkinson Canada – Durham Region Chapter

Participants enjoyed a viewing of “Capturing Grace” film and were invited to participate in a dance class to discover how music and creative movement is powerful in regaining physical confidence in their bodies. Thank you to our special guests: Parkinson Canada-Durham Region Chapter Choir & Sarah Robichaud, Founder of Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada. Click here for a Sneak-Peek