Parkinson’s Dance Class

Parkinson’s Disease and Neurological Disorders Dance Class

Dance classes for patients with Parkinson’s Disease have stimulated research, an indication that the medical community acknowledges the benefits of dance for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders including Autism, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and individuals of stroke.

  • Benefits of Dance
  • Relieves debilitating symptoms
  • Aids short-term mobility
  • Significantly improves stability
  • Contributes to social inclusion and artistic expression
  • Helps to loosen tight joints
  • Improves overall movement
  • Lift spirits
  • Classes use dance combinations and repetition with focus on grace and personal success
  • Piano accompaniment allows for adjustment of music for individuals


Our instructors have received special training sponsored by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson’s group in Brooklyn, New York. Ballet Spartanburg offers the only class of this design in the Upstate for these individual needs. Carlos Aqudelo, Artistic Director teaches this class.


Classes meet September - June, the first and third Friday of each month at 11:00 am. at the Ballet Spartanburg Dance Center Studios on the first floor of the East Wing at the Chapman Cultural Center. The first class of the month is followed by a monthly meeting of the Spartanburg Parkinson Association.

For more information, please email Carlos Agudelo at or call the Ballet Spartanburg office 864-583-0339.


Ballet Spartanburg is honored to partner with JM Smith Foundation to sponsor free classes to patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.

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March 23rd & 24th | 8pm | Chapman Cultural Center

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