Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
M.A. - UCLA, Dance and Education
B.F.A. - U.W. - Milwaukee,
Dance and Theatre Performance
Dance for PD® Certified Teaching Artist
Since 2010, Pamela has been teaching dance to the Parkinson's community. Her work has received recognition from the Parkinson's Foundation, the Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and Dance for PD.
Along with dancing professionally, Pamela has taught dance at universities, colleges, high schools and professional dance schools.
Today Pamela's primary focus is to enrich the quality of life for those with PD through the art of dance.
Yes, we have fun!
Discover dance in a class culture that strives to:
1. Ensures psychological safety,
2. Encourages sense of belonging,
3. Creates a sense of purpose ,
4. Establishes routines that minimize stress and
5. Offers sincere praise.
Participants experience an improvement in their thinking as they build stamina, flexibility, postural stability, coordination, confidence, and social relationships.
In an environment that focuses on art, wellness, and creativity, come and experience the essence of movement - joy!
Thursdays, 12:30 - 12:55 pm
Prior to class our in person class the PD dancers gather to socialize and discuss topics important to them. This support group is exclusive to our class participants.
Thursdays 1-2pm In Person
Registration is required prior to the first class for In Person and Zoom classes.
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.
For more information on Dance for PD, please visit: https://danceforparkinsons.org
Dancing with Parkinson's-us is a community based dance project that serves the greater Las Vegas Parkinson's community, through the Dance for PD® approach. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease through our dance classes, activities and events, while operating with the highest standards in arts education.
We welcome those with PD, along with their caregivers, to attend and participate in our classes. In a joyful environment, we celebrate life by dancing and moving together, with a Dance for PD® Certified Teaching Artist.
Along with regular Dance for PD classes, our dancers and supporters have participated in "PD & the Creative Arts Experience", the Dancing with Parkinson's NV video project, the "Crane Dance" video for the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan and presentations at the Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas.
Want to become involved with our work, in the Parkinson's community? Please let us know! Contact:
Guest speaker: Pamela Lappen, May 20th, 2023
An interactive PD and Arts presentation with the Las Vegas community.
Review of our April 29th, 2022 Zoom class.
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June and July 2020 - Alex joined us in class to play an inspiring short musical concert via Zoom. UNLV Jazz Professor and performer in the Cirque du Soleil show "O", Alex it was an honor to have such an amazing artist play for our class. Thank you for each note!
June 2020 - Cheyenne joined us in class for a mini dance concert via Zoom. She also has performed with our PD dancers in "When Parkinson's Knocks on Your Door." Thank you for each thoughtful step!
July 2020 - Mary joined us in class, along with some of her dance students, for a mini dance concert via Zoom! Mary can also be seen in our Dancing with Parkinson's NV videos. Studio owner of Las Vegas Dance Academy Mary welcomes our PD dancers into her studio. Thank you for each magical step!
January 2020 - Shannon danced with us in our presentation of "When Parkinson's Knocks on Your Door." And, will be working with us in the November "PD and the Creative Arts Experience". Thank you for your ongoing contributions.
Discover how taking a moment in sharing your art with our Parkinson's community can bring great joy and inspiration!
Are you working on a new idea and would like to share in front of a small audience? We would love to see what you are creating. Or, would you like to be a part of our program of professional artists working with our PD community? Give us a call!
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