Dancing with Parkinson's - us


Las Vegas, NV

(805) 640-5221



Join us on Zoom!

  



Dancing with Parkinson's - us


Las Vegas, NV

(805) 640-5221



Join us on Zoom!

  



We Need Your Support to Grow Our Online Classes

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Our Online Presence is Growing and We Need Your Help!

We are in need of upgrading our computer and camera for our online classes.  Our goal is $2,000 to upgrade.  Your tax deductible donation will be greatly appreciated. Click on the Donate Today! button.   Thank you!

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Free At Home Videos

The Dancing with Parkinson's -us videos are specifically designed for at home use. Simple and easy to follow along, they will keep you moving.  One on one with our at home viewer.  We are there for you every step of the way.  We are adding more videos to our library.  Click on the button below!

An Afternoon in the Ballpark

In response to COVID-19, we bring to you free online dance for Parkinson's videos to enjoy in the comfort of your home.  It is important to keep moving.  Please contact us with your movement inquiries.  Be safe and Be well!    

Join Us in our Dance for PD class via Zoom!

Please submit your contact information for our Zoom link.

Thursdays 1:00pm - 2:15pm PST

Dancing with Parkinson's - us

Las Vegas, Nevada 89144, United States

(805) 640-5221

Hours

Mon

By Appointment

Tue

By Appointment

Wed

By Appointment

Thu

12:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Fri

By Appointment

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

Pamela Lappen, Dance for PD® Certified Teacher

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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.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

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Supporting dance for Parkinson's disease in Las Vegas, NV.

Studio space is made possible through support from 

the Parkinson's Foundation.

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Pamela Lappen Recipient of the FY20 Project Grant for Artists https://www.arts.gov/

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About Us

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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 teaching dance for the Parkinson's community. Her work is recognized by the Parkinson's Foundation, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and Dance for PD.  Having taught dance at universities, colleges, high schools, professional dance schools, as well as dancing professionally, Pamela's primary focus now is to enrich the quality of life for those with PD through the art of dance.

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Learn with Us!

Classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment.  Participants experience an improvement in their thinking as they build stamina, flexibility, postural stability, coordination, confidence, and social relationships.

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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 Project

Community

Dance as Art for those with Parkinson's disease

Community

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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

Community

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Dance as Art for those with Parkinson's disease

Dance as Art for those with Parkinson's disease

Dance as Art for those with Parkinson's disease

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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

Events for Parkinson's and Dance

Dance as Art for those with Parkinson's disease

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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)


Our 2020 creative project is, "Meet Parkinson's"designed to bring together PD artists.  Are you a PD visual artist, poet, dancer, musician, or actor? Call us to learn how you can participate!  (805) 640-5221




Make a Donation Today!

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Your Support is Appreciated

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


Click on the donation button below to support our PD dancers.  


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

Art Without Limits 

PO Box 30938

Santa Barbara CA 93130-0938

Checks are made payable to Art Without Limits and earmarked: 

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



Your Support is Appreciated

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Your Support is Appreciated

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We are grateful!


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


Want to become involved with our work, in the Parkinson's community?  Please let us know!


dancingwithparkinsons.us@gmail.com 


Thank you!


Remember a happy heart and happy feet create a happy brain!


You can dance with us in class and online.


Come dance with us today!


"Meet Parkinson's" Performance Art Project

Are you a PD artist?

Are you a PD artist?

Are you a PD artist?

The "Meet Parkinson's" Performance Arts Project is looking for creative people with PD to join us!

The "Meet Parkinson's" project is looking for PD artists: visual artists, musicians, dancers, poets, actors to help create a new work.

Visual Artist, Poet

Are you a PD artist?

Are you a PD artist?

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Create alongside professional artists to share and explore your art.

Musician, Actor

Are you a PD artist?

Musician, Actor

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Have a story to tell or a song to sing?

or Dancer?

Join us creating this new work!

Musician, Actor

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Come take a Dancing with Parkinson's class to discover the dancer in you!

Join us creating this new work!

Join us creating this new work!

Join us creating this new work!

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Share your creative voice.  Make new friends. And, learn something new!

Call: (805) 640-5221

Join us creating this new work!

Join us creating this new work!

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We hope to see you soon!

Due to COVID-19 our classes are currently suspended.

Please follow us on Facebook at: Dancing with Parkinson's - us for ongoing updates Thank you.

Mondays

Las Vegas Dance Academy

Class is on hiatus

Mondays

Las Vegas Dance Academy

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

Class is on hiatus

Thursdays

Nevada Ballet Theatre

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before class

Thursdays

Nevada Ballet Theatre

1651 Inner Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before class

Sign up for class today!

Sign up for class today!

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)

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Testimonials

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!!!