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Zumba for PD: More Classes Coming this Fall

The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are once again offering Zumba classes for Parkinson's patients, beginning in October.

Zumba for PDThe Center has scheduled both standing Zumba classes and chair Zumba classes for 10-week sessions. The standing classes are designed for those who can stand on their own for the entire 45-minute program. Chair classes provide a great workout for those who have difficulty standing or walking for extended period of time by using modified instruction, allowing patients to dance while sitting down.

Partners and family members are invited to participate as well; the cost is $75 for 10 classes.

Zumba for PDZumba is an energetic form of dance incorporating Latin and international rhythms; these classes are designed to help improve gait, coordination and mobility for people with Parkinson's disease. Instructor Josie Gardiner is a Zumba Education Specialist and co-developer of the ZUMBA GOLD program.

Standing classes begin October 1 at 6:30 p.m.; seated classes on October 5 at 10 a.m.

All classes will be held at the Tanger BeWell Center at BIDMC, in the lower lobby of the Shapiro Clinical Center.

Space is limited for all classes and pre-registration is required.

For more information and to sign up, contact Lissa Kapust, LICSW, at 617-667-5150.

The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center is also planning other upcoming wellness programs, such as Tai Chi, drumming, golf, and yoga. Please contact Lissa Kapust, LICSW, at 617-667-5150 for additional information.

Learn more about PD Wellness Programs »

Watch video from a previous Zumba session »

Contact Information

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215
Information: 617-667-9903
Appointments: 617-667-0519