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.
We are currently offering all classes live online, due to the Omicron surge. Please open the "About Us" tab for details.
We offer dance classes 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 paid for by a grant from the Springfield Memorial Foundation. Thursday classes are made possible by a grant from the King's Daughters Organization of Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. Gracious 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 Mick and Blanca Bernasek, Daniel Fischberg, Victor Ginsberg and Jane Treadwell, Donald and Patricia Graham, Rose Jumper, Bill and Lovell Legg, Candace Mueller, Cheryl and Mark Pence, Maggie and Darrell Schaver, Judy and Harvey Stephens, and many anonymous donors. Donations have also been made in honor of the Susan and Peter White family and in loving memory of Bruce Fischberg, Jack Kriel, Sam Million, Donald Post, Kathy Smith, and Lee Webster.
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