Creative Aging



Dance for Parkinson’s Programs


Each series of classes offers a variety of styles and specialized instructors. Participants will dance at their own pace and may sit or stand during each class.

All sessions are open to any individual with Parkinson’s disease, anyone with limited mobility, and caregivers.
No previous dance experience is necessary.

Classes take place on Fridays from 12 PM – 1:15 PM in the Goldsmith Atrium at Tilles Center.


Class Dates

Session I:   September 6, 13, 20, 27

Session II:  February 7, 14, 21, 28

Session III:  July 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7

2019-20 Instructors
Lucrecia Venosta  | David Leventhal | Sharon Epstein | Nathan Blake


Lucrecia Venosta: Certified Instructor: Zumba® Gold: specifically designed for dancers with limited mobility. Lucrecia’s classes will offer a blend of Latin and international rhythms.

David Leventhal: Program Director and founding teacher of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD® program. David is a multi-award winning professional dancer and facilitates classes for people with Parkinson’s disease around the world. Classes will explore a variety of styles and genres.


Sharon Epstein: MS, E-RYT, YACEP, acclaimed yoga teacher, dance movement therapist, and health coach. Sharon’s classes will explore movement themes, rhythms and patterns to promote self-awareness, self-expression and joy.

Nathan Blake: TBD





To register, contact Oktavia Kiss, Arts Education Coordinator at 516.299.3966,  Registration is free, limited and first-come-first-served.


Attendance at these events is free thanks to the generous support of Dance Party for Parkinson’s.  

Community Wellness Initiatives are supported, in part, by The Diane Goldberg Foundation.