Dance With Parkinson’s

Let’s move!

This free class keeps individuals moving in a fun, welcoming, and safe environment. Our instructors will guide you through exercises designed to enhance and maintain mobility, flexibility, balance, coordination, and strength, which are all easily modifiable for various levels of mobility.  Our professionally-trained instructors use live music, storytelling, and movement styles from around the world. In this social, creative outlet, participants can discover or rediscover the joy of movement. Caregivers and loved ones are welcome to attend, although not required. 

Urbanity’s instructors are safety certified and have trained with David Leventhal of Mark Morris Dance Group, who codified the original Dance for PD curriculum in collaboration with Brooklyn Parkinson's Group. 

All are welcome; no previous dance experience required! 

It makes me more aware of movement in my daily life. Betsi is always positive. Today I didn’t want to come and as soon as I walked in the door I felt better. It’s a great resource
— Frank


When: Every Tuesday 10:30AM-12:00PM  

Where: Urbanity Dance South End Studio                                             1180 Washington Street Boston MA, 02118

Contact: Allison Merrill at or by phone 617-572-3727


Participants may start taking class at any time of the year!


When: Thursdays 10:30AM-12:00PM

Where: Youville House - Harvard Square                                      1573 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138

No class June 22, 2017.

Classes resume June 29, 2017. 

Cambridge classes take a summer break July 13-August 29, 2017.

Contact: Katie Blanchard at or by phone 617-491-1234

Dance With Parkinson’s is offered free-of-charge to participants through the generous support of our donors. To support this program, click here

For more information, or to secure your spot in this free program, please contact

It feels great to be able to move. It makes my body feel loose. It feels wonderful to open your body and it’s fun!
— Yasmin