Dancing with Parkinsons

167 Lisgar street Toronto Ontario m6j 3g4

info@dancingwithparkinsons.com

647 217 9252

www.dancingwithparkinsons.com

About:

Dancing with Parkinson’s Inc. (“DWP”) is a dance therapy and movement program for seniors living with Parkinson’s disease that provides over 14 classes per week throughout Ontario. Our Mission is to deliver a high-quality, positive, safe, artistic, and sustainable dance classes that will bring participants out of isolation and into a community where they can experience a measure of relief from their debilitating disease. The dance environment provides a safe artistic setting where dancers can experience physical, spiritual and cognitive benefits and allows people with PD to reclaim their humanity through the joy of moving their bodies to music.

History:

In 2007 founder Sarah Robichaud was personal training Andy Barrie ( formerly of CBC metro Morning) when he was diagnosed with PD. The exercises weren't working that well in helping Andy feel better physically and mentally. Sarah started to research how to best help him manage his disease through movement and learned that dance was being used to help people with PD at a dance company in NYC. Sarah went to the Mark Morris Dance Group training program and was convinced this would be a program that the PD community would benefit greatly from. In March 2008 Sarah opened the first DWP class and now has over 11 locations in the GTA.

Donations:

People can donate by using there credit card on the Canada Helps website at this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/6180 or they can call 647 217 9252 to call in a donation or send a cheque

Fundraising:

Every year we hold a dance a thon family fun dance party! They can sign up to dance with us for 45 minutes on Saturday February 24th to celebrate DWP's 10th anniversary! Please check our website for details...

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