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Dance for Joy 

Dance for Joy at Lineage Performing Arts Center is a specialized program for adults with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, TBI, MS and other neurological differences.

Our program is designed to promote mind-body connectivity and socialization through the arts through weekly Dance for Joy, Sing for Joy and Act for Joy classes-all free of charge! We pride ourselves on the kind and enthusiastic community Wellness through the Arts has created; we hope you’ll join us! 


We have also provided workshops and classes for young persons with Down Syndrome in partnership with Club 21. These classes are currently on hiatus. To be notified when these classes return, please email

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About Our Classes

Photo by Danny Liao

Classes are tailored to fit all abilities! Participate sitting or standing.

Devising for Theater

Monday at 11:30am - FREE

Explore the stage with poetry, plays, and improvisation while also mitigating symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases! This class is for all experience and skill levels, and uses popular theater techniques specially tailored for persons with Parkinson's, MS, TBI and stroke. Click here to learn more about this class.

Dance for Joy

Monday & Wednesday at 2pm - FREE

If you're new to the program, this class is a great place to start! This specialized dance class is designed to focus on your mind and body to move with purpose, creativity, musicality & grace. Classes provide a joyous experience that enhances one's balance and develops control and freedom of the participant's movement. Click here to learn more about this class.

Sing for Joy

Wednesday at 1pm - FREE

Breathe,Talk, and then Sing! This class focuses on the fundamentals of each while improving pulmonary function, projection, and articulation. Click here to learn more about this class.

Classes are supported in part by The Tournament of Roses Foundation.


Learn more about the Dance for Joy program:

Check out this short film from Dance for Joy's collaboration with the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater:

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