Dance for Parkinson Disease

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Who We Are


Our Mission

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. 


Our Story

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 provided through a grant from the Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Wednesday classes are made possible by a grant from the King's Daughters Organization at the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.  In-kind support for all classes is provided by First Presbyterian Church and Historic 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 John Bandy , Victor Ginsberg and Jane Treadwell,  Jack Kriel and Penny Wollan-Kriel, Candace Mueller, and many other anonymous donors. Donations have also been made in loving memory of Sam Million, Kathy Smith and Donald Post. 

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