Dance for PD® at The Washington Ballet

Dance for PD® at The Washington Ballet

Session Dates: February 1, 2024 – June 13, 2024
Class Day/Time: Thursdays at 2:00-3:15
Location: TWSB SE at THEARC EAST, 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20020
Directions to THEARC, Parking at THEARC
Cost: FREE
Parking: Please note that due to construction, the main parking lot between THEARC East & West buildings is closed through Nov 2025. Parking is available on the west side of THEARC West building by Bishop Walker School for Boys. Street parking is also available (read all signage carefully).

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Support Dance for PD® at The Washington Ballet

Dance for PD® at The Washington Ballet is provided at no cost to our participants through TWB’s community engagement department. Join our impactful donor community by funding this and other community engagement initiatives.

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Dance for PD® at The Washington Ballet is led by certified Dance for PD® instructor, Lucy Bowen McCauley.

Lucy is the Founding Artistic Director, choreographer, and creative energy behind Bowen McCauley Dance Co., founded in 1996, and leads Dance for PD classes at the Kennedy Center, The Washington Ballet, Maryland Youth Ballet, BalletNova Center for Dance, Center for Ballet Arts, and George Mason University. Learn more about Lucy’s work through Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center HERE.

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About Dance for PD®

In Dance for PD® classes, people living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to explore elements of different dance and movement styles with energizing and inspiring music as a guide. Anyone, at any level of ability and mobility, is welcome to participate in this award-winning, research-backed global program created and offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group. No dance experience is required.

The classes engage the 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.

More than 40 peer reviewed scientific research studies conducted at a number of major university research centers around the world point to the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s. A number of leading neurologists and movement disorder specialists around the world include Dance for PD® classes among a shortlist of recommended activities for their patients.

Please click here to learn more about Dance for PD®.

About Community Engagement at TWB

The Washington Ballet’s community engagement programs provide a variety of opportunities to connect children and adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to the art of dance. Learn more about our mission, programs, and how you can support impactful programs like this at

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