FREE CLASSES FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S AND OTHER MOBILITY CONSIDERATIONS

ONLINE CLASSES

11:30am-12:30pm (MT)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (in English)
12:00pm-1:00pm (MT)
Friday (en Español-Danza Para Todos)

IN-PERSON CLASSES  (On-site registration)
10:30am-11:30am | 
Tuesdays at The Dairy Arts Center-2590 Walnut St.-Boulder.
1:00pm-2pm | Thursdays at West Age Well Center-909 Arapahoe Ave-Boulder

IF YOU HAVE TAKEN CLASS WITH US BEFORE…

A body in motion stays in motion

Instructors Katie Elliott, Elisa Garcia, Laura Hymers-Treglia, Lisa Johnston, Hannah Kinderleher, Jessica Pittman, Peg Posnick, Viki Psihoyos, Rebeca Ramírez Vargas, Sharon Wehner, and Connor Willing bring extensive backgrounds in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, samba, salsa, folk, tap, improvisation, yoga and more. 

Our instructors have trained in the renowned Mark Morris Dance for PD® method. Dance for Parkinson’s is part of a global network in more than 300 other communities in 25 countries around the world.

Peek inside one of our classes taught by 3rd Law’s D4PD program founder Viki Psihoyos. This film was generously made by the Davis Phinney Foundation.

D4PD classes are designed for people living with Parkinson’s but benefit anyone  with mobility concerns. Family, friends, and care-partners are welcome!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

For more info or help registering, please call 720.263.1553 or email program director, Lisa Johnston  danceforpd@3rdlaw.org.

“These classes elevate my mood. They make it easier to think about possibility rather than restriction. I leave feeling less pain. A wonderful addition to my schedule of self care.”

““It uplifts my spirits and has given me so much joy.”

D4PD participants

Photos: Grace Creative Studios and Heather Gray Photography

Why Dance?

Dance improves quality of life with exercises targeted to…

  • increase mobility, endurance, balance and strength through joyful physical activity
  • create a sense of community through creative collaboration
  • build memory and cognitive function
  • reduce stress through breathing and movement combinations
  • build positive self-image with an attitude of possibility rather than limitation
  • keep participants engaged in everyday life through the above activities

“Dance has repeatedly been found to provide clinically meaningful improvements in motor scores for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Dance involves basal ganglia structures, activating similar neurological pathways to regular exercise, and also supports the psychological state by enhancing the concentration of serotonin”.

World Health Organization, 2019

“In the consultation room, I often get on my soapbox and give a little lecture on the importance of physical activity, social interaction, mental stimulation…  and Dance for PD gives all three of those.”
 

– Neil Mahant, MD

History of 3rd Law's D4PD Program

The Boulder D4PD program was launched in 2013 by former New York City Ballet dancer, Viki Bromberg Psihoyos. In 2016, 3rd Law Dance/Theater ‘s Artistic Director Katie Elliott began assisting Psihoyos for these classes, and in 2018 the Boulder Dance for Parkinson’s Program became part of 3rd Law’s on-going class offerings. This has successfully supported the growth of the program, and connected the offerings to a local professional dance company.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Be part of this beautiful community! If you are interested in volunteering , contact Lisa Johnston, Director of the Dance for Parkinson’s Program at 720.263.1553 or danceforpd@3rdlaw.org
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Our sustaining donors include: The Outrageous Generosity Fund, The Messing Family Charitable Foundation, Ketul Arnold—Rasa Yoga Experiment, Grace Creative Studios, Heather Gray Photography, Dennis Arfmann & Julie Brown, Susan Barney Jones, Jan Burton, Jane Butcher, Lyn Ciocca & Rob McCaleb, Sally Elliott & Stan Mullen, Debbie Malden & Michael Donovan, Lyra Mayfield & Charlie Stein, Sacha Millstone, Hope Morrissett, William Raup, and..
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