Princeton Dance for Parkinson's: free series of dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease


DanceVision announces another free series of dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Series Details
6-weeks of classes
Wednesdays beginning May 22nd to June12th, 2013
1-2:15 pm

DanceVision at PDT Studio, Forrestal Village, 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540
Classes for this series will be FREE, though donations are encouraged
No dance experience necessary, all levels and can start anytime in the series!

For More Information and to Register
Please Contact Marie Alonzo Snyder EdD  or call (609) 520-1020



Princeton, N.J., May 17, 2013 -  DanceVision, Inc, is  pleased to announce another free four week series of the Princeton Dance for Parkinson (PDP) program.  This four week series will begin May 22 to June 12, 2013; anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, their caregivers, friends and family members are invited to attend these classes free of charge!

The series will begin Wednesday May 22,  from 1:00-2:15pm at PDT Studio, Forrestal village, 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton NJ.  The dates of the series are as follows:  May 22, May 29,  June 5, June 12, 2013. Classes for this series will be FREE, though donations are encouraged. No dance experience is necessary and participants can start anytime during the series! Caregivers, family members, and friends are also welcome to attend the free classes.  

DanceVision and The Parkinson Alliance have been offering Princeton Dance for Parkinson classes since early 2011.  In each 75-minute workshop, participants explore elements of modern dance, ballet, social dance, and repertory in an enjoyable, non-pressured environment that features live musical accompaniment. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, no matter how advanced, and no prior dance experience is necessary.  The Princeton Dance for Parkinson classes empower the participants who enjoy movement, music, and dance, while gaining confidence and freedom in a relaxed fun social atmosphere.

In January 2011, DanceVision partnered with The Parkinson Alliance to bring  John Heginbotham  and David Leventhal—lead teachers of the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program founded by Mark Morris - to central New Jersey to host a master class of their innovative dance program.  Since this master class, DanceVision teachers trained with Morris’s Dance  for Parkinson’s Disease program and created the Princeton Dance for Parkinson to bring the classes to central New Jersey on a recurring basis. DanceVision, in conjunction with The Parkinson Alliance, has hosted eight, six/four-week series of the class.  

Manola, a PDP participant shared: “It works for all levels of the disease and for caregivers as well. Each of us can participate in our own way, and be comfortable with each other.”  Dr. Sydney and Roslyn Helfen, who have attended each series together, shared: “It is the first activity we have found that is as much fun as it is vital for living with Parkinson’s Disease.  We look forward to it each week.”  

“DanceVision’s mission to enrich the community with quality dance experiences and we are thrilled to work with The Parkinson Alliance on producing this vital program for the community,” says President of the DanceVision Board of Trustees, Cadence Bowden. For more information on the Princeton Dance for Parkinson program and DanceVision, please visit our website at, or call 609-520-1020.