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Pamela Lappen, Dance for PD® Certified Teacher


Pamela Lappen/Dancing with Parkinson's - us is a licensed Dance for PD® affiliate.

Dance for PD licensed affiliates are the only organizations authorized to offer Dance for PD-branded classes based on the Mark Morris Dance Group's research-backed program. Licensed affiliates maintain the highest standards of teaching, program delivery and administrative support to ensure that classes they offer are safe, beneficial and enjoyable.

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Upcoming Events


Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day Las Vegas

September 28th, 2019 

Wayne Bunker Park

7351 W. Alexander Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89129

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Walk with us in our quest to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.  Click on the button below!

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Fun for the family and friends!

Check out the Movement Pavilion at Moving Day!  Pamela Lappen, Dance for PD® Certified Teacher, along with other movement experts will be on hand to present and answer your questions.

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Dancing with Parkinson's - us Project



We are a community based dance project serving the greater Las Vegas Parkinson's community, in the Dance for PD® approach.  Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease through our dance classes, while operating with the highest standards in arts education.


Dance as Art for those with Parkinson's disease


We welcome those with PD, along with their caregivers, to attend and participate in our classes.  In a joyful environment, celebrate life by dancing and moving together, with a Dance for PD® Certified Teacher.  To learn more about our classes, scroll on down!

Events for Parkinson's and Dance


Along with regular dance classes, some of our dancers have participated in the Dancing with Parkinson's NV video project, danced a creative chair tango at the Cleveland Clinic and created a special dance video called the "Crane Dance" for the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan.  

Inspired by the beauty of our Las Vegas Parkinson's dancers, Pamela Lappen choreographed, "C'est Notre Temps" (It's Our Time), that premiered at the 2019 Dance in the Desert Festival.  

(Photo Credit: Richard Brusky)

Your Support is Needed


Your support and contributions will help the Dancing with Parkinson's-us Project to meet our operational goals.

Thanks to our fiscal sponsor Art Without Limits a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization your generous donation will fund the Dancing with Parkinson's - us Project.  

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Or, if you prefer to make a donation by check, please mail your check to: 

Art Without Limits 

816 Chelham Way 

Santa Barbara CA 93108

Checks are made payable to Art Without Limits and earmarked: 

Pamela Lappen/Dancing with Parkinson's-us.  Thank you. 

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We appreciate your support for our work and look forward to becoming more engaged with our Las Vegas community.

 For a complete list of our operational needs, please email us at: dancingwithparkinsons.us@gmail.com 

Thank you,

Pamela and Dancers

About Us


Pamela Lappen, Dance for PD® Certified Teacher, M.A., UCLA, Dance and Education and B.F.A. U.W. - Milwaukee, Dance and Theatre Performance

Since 2010, Pamela has been working with the Parkinson's community and her work with the Parkinson's community has received support from the Parkinson's Foundation, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  A dance educator who has taught at universities, colleges, high schools, professional dance schools, as well as dancing professionally, Pamela's primary focus is to enrich the quality of life for those with PD through the art of dance.


Come Learn with Us

Participants should experience an improvement in their thinking as we build stamina, flexibility, postural stability, coordination, confidence, and social relationships with partners, in a fun and supportive community.


Come Dance with Us

In an environment that focuses on art, wellness, and creativity, come and experience the essence of movement - joy!

Dancing with Parkinson's - US Classes


Las Vegas Dance Academy

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before class

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Las Vegas Dance Academy

4085 N. Rancho Drive #140, Las Vegas, NV 89130

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Nevada Ballet Theatre

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before class

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Nevada Ballet Theatre

1651 Inner Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before class

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Registration Form

For first time participants, please download the registration form.  Fill out the forms and bring them to your first class.  Everyone must fill out all forms before they may participate in our classes.  If you plan on filling out the form at the studio, please arrive 15 minutes before class to complete the forms.  Thank You.

Dancing with Parkinson's - us Registration and Liability Waiver Form (pdf)



For me, Dancing with Parkinson’s is a combination of work and pleasure in a safe and secure environment. I look forward to our time together and have a sense of “honest” connection with others that is healing and heartwarming. A unique experience that truly makes a difference in my overall health, attitude, and interior peace. Dancing with

Parkinson’s is like a breath of fresh air that gives me hope for the future!!!

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