To enhance health and quality of life for older adults living with Parkinson disease and related disorders (PD) in west central Illinois, by providing ongoing accessible group dance programs for persons with PD and their care partners.
Due to the need to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes are being offered live online at this time.
We offer dance groups for people with Parkinson disease and related disorders and their care partners in Springfield Illinois. We welcome dancers at any level of ability.
The classes are supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association, St. Louis Chapter. Tuesday classes are supported by grants from the Access to Recreation Endowment Fund, the Dungan Family Fund and the Stephens Family Fund; Wednesday classes are made possible by a grant from the King's Daughters Organization; all are programs of Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. In-kind support for all face to face classes is provided by First Presbyterian Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield. Our generous individual donors and dedicated volunteers keep us dancing.
The Joy of Movement is a nonprofit corporation, recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under section 501-(c)(3). Donations to The Joy of Movement are tax-deductible.
We are deeply grateful for our many generous donors, including Victor Ginsberg and Jane Treadwell, Donald and Patricia Graham, Suzanna P. Merrick, Candace Mueller, Robert and Leslie Struble, and many anonymous donors. Donations have also been made in honor of the White family and in loving memory of Bruce Fischberg, Jack Kriel, Sam Million, Donald Post, Kathy Smith, and Lee Webster.