Arts & Movement Classes

dance • music • tai chi • yoga • photography • golf • art therapy • drumming • pilates

Share the benefits of arts and movement classes, which include:

  • improved mobility
  • increased social interaction
  • creative expression
  • simply having fun!

Massachusetts is home to many programs specifically designed for the person with Parkinson’s and his or her family members.

As a service to the community and with permission of the sponsoring individual or agency the Chapter provides an updated list of these programs. For a current list of yoga classes in Massachusetts, click here. Specific information on whether you or a loved one can safely participate should be obtained by your health care provider in collaboration with the sponsoring agency.

APDA MA is committed to bringing new programs to communities across the State. We have developed workshops to assist arts & movement teachers to better understand and meet the needs of students who have a diagnosis of Parkinson's. To learn more about program development, funding sources, and educational opportunities, please contact us at information@apdama.org.


Boston, MA: Dance with Parkinson's at Urbanity Dance

Boston, MA: Zumba Gold

Cambridge, MA: Dance with Parkinson's at Urbanity Dance

Eastham, MA: Dance & Movement for Parkinson's Disease with Jane McDonald & Dorothy DeLutis Beaton

Northampton, MA: Dance for PD

Waltham, MA: Dance for People with Parkinson's - Jewish Family & Children's Services

West Barnstable, MA: Parkinson's Dance/Exercise at YMCA Cape Cod


Ashland, MA: Parkinson's Disease Exercise Class

Braintree, MA: PD Golf

Chatham, MA: Parkinson's Exercise with Susan Quin Holbrook

Danvers, MA: Parkinsons Fitness

Gloucester, MA: Parkinsons Fitness

Great Barrington, MA: Parkinson's Exercise Class

Marblehead, MA: Parkinsons Fitness

Norwood, MA: Parkinson's Disease Exercise Program with Judith Potts

Pittsfield, MA: Parkinson's Exercise Group

Weymouth, MA: Parkinson's Exercise Pool & Gym Program - South Shore Hospital


Lee, MA: Parkinson's Disease Singing Group "Sing for Joy"

Newton, MA: Tremble Clefs Choral Singing - Jewish Family & Children's Service

Waltham, MA: Drumming for PD

Rock Steady Boxing

Concord, NH: Rock Steady Boxing

Lawrence, MA: Rock Steady Boxing

Pawtucket, RI: Rock Steady Boxing

Tai Chi

Arlington & Newton, MA: Tai Chi for Parkinson's with Jane Arsham

Wenham, MA: Tai Chi for Parkinson's Disease

Woburn, MA: Tai Chi for Parkinson's with Arthur Goodridge


Boston, Newburyport, Newbury, MA: Yoga with Renee Le Verrier

Brookline, MA: Gentle Yoga with Keith Beasley

Hadley, MA: Gentle Movement, Dance, & Yoga with Donna Brooks