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Wellness through the Arts at Lineage PAC is a specialized program for adults with Parkinson’s Disease, Down Syndrome, Cancer, Stroke, TBI, MS and other neurological differences. We also provide classes for young persons with Down Syndrome in partnership with Club 21. 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! 

All Classes Are Open to All Abilities – Work Seated or Standing

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Class Descriptions

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 see when the next class occurs.

Voice and Music

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 see when the next class occurs.

Foundations/Tackling Everyday Movement

Temporarily on hiatus

The Foundations Class lays a base for people who face movement challenges. This class will be spent rigorously practicing specific exercises that target foundational motor skills like walking, sidestepping, turning, and reaching. Click here to see when the next class occurs.


Wednesday at 10:45am - FREE

Partner with actors of all skill levels and experience to work on poems, monologues, and scenes. This class utilizes techniques that will improve your communication and mitigate the effects of neurological challenges. Click here to see when the next class occurs.

Dance for Joy

Transforming challenges into meaningful expression

If you appreciate this programming and would like to support its future, click the "Donate to Lineage" button at the bottom of this page.

Classes are also supported in part by the Davis Phinney Foundation, The Tournament of Roses Foundation, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, and the Pasadena Arts League.

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