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Dance for Parkinson's disease classes are back in person!

In-person classes at Oakland University are here!  We also offer classes at OPC every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30-12:30, & every Wednesday at Walk The Line in Southfield from 12-1.

Classes are free and will be taught by our Dance for PD faculty!

September 24

October 8

November 12

December 3

January 14

February 4

March 4

April 22

May 13

All classes will be in Varner Hall in room 109

New Dance for Parkinson's Disease Class Video

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Click Here for more Dance For Parkinson's Class Videos!

Join us for a Dance for Parkinson's Disease class!

Take Root's Dance for Parkinson's Disease Program provides a safe and inclusive environment, welcoming ALL participants, care givers and spouses, using dance to impact the lives of others.

Dance for Parkinson's Disease participants will be empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.  This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression.  The classes engage participants' minds and bodies, and create an enjoyable, social environment that emphasizes dancing rather than therapy.  Active demonstration by professional dancers inspires participants to recapture grace, while guided improvisation fosters creativity, and experimentation with movement.

Class Schedule

Classes will be held on the following dates from 11am-12pm in studio 109.


September 24th
October 8th
November 12th
December 3rd
January 14th
February 4th
March 4th
April 22nd
May 13th

Are you interested in volunteering at our next class? Please click here to read about how to become involved as a volunteer!



Ali Woerner

Vivian Costello
Brandon Koepsell

Teresa Muller

Dakota Gerhold

For more information contact Dance for Parkinson's Disease Director Ali Woerner at

Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes made possible in part by the following:

Oakland Together Cultural Institution COVID-19 Support Grant

An Anonymous Grant 
Oakland University Research Committee Research Award
Oakland University Senate Teaching and Learning Committee Educational Development Grant

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