Dance for PD®

Dance for PD

Dance for PD® with Lucy Bowen McCauley

Every Monday
at 11:30 am (ET)

BalletNova Center for Dance
3443 Carlin Springs Rd,
Falls Church VA 22041

Every Wednesday
at 11:00 am (ET)

Center for Ballet Arts
3955 Pender Dr #105,
Fairfax, VA 22030

For people living with Parkinson’s. Carepartners are welcome too!

These Dance for PD® programs are sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center and offered at no cost to dancers thanks to the generosity of our Parkinson community.

To Register

Please contact to register as we have a limited number of places available, and we hope to include all the dancers in our community. You only need to register once, not every week.

Dance for PD® in the DMV is led by certified Dance for PD® instructor and Northern Virginia partner, Lucy Bowen McCauley.

Lucy is the Founding Artistic Director, choreographer, and creative energy behind Bowen McCauley Dance Co., founded in 1996, and leads Dance for PD classes at the Kennedy Center, Maryland Youth Ballet, and George Mason University (see details below).

Lucy Bowen McCauley
You can watch this short video for a glimpse of what Dance for PD® is about.

George Mason University
School of Dance
4400 University Drive
deLaski Performing Arts Building, MS3D4
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease at The Kennedy Center

Mondays at 2:30 pm

Join local Dance for PD® certified instructor Lucy Bowen McCauley for a free workshop where participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.

For details, including Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

Tuesdays at 2:30 pm

At: The Maryland Youth Ballet
926 Ellsworth Dr.,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
**This class is also offered virtually.

For more info please call 301-608-2232 or go to

To register, please click here.

Additional Classes on Zoom

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

Inova community members are also invited to participate in weekly classes Dance for PD® is offering on Zoom. We are featuring the following two options:

Dance for PD®
on non-holiday
Mondays | 11 AM – 12:15 PM
with David Leventhal

Dance for PD® en español
our class in Spanish
Wednesdays | 2-3 PM

Dance for PD Mandarin (中文版)
Sundays | 2-3 PM online only

And now you can Sing for PD! Click here for details.

About Dance for PD®

In Dance for PD® classes, people living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to explore elements of different dance and movement styles with energizing and inspiring music as a guide. Anyone, at any level of ability and mobility, is welcome to participate in this award-winning, research-backed global program created and offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group. No dance experience is required.

The classes engage the participants’ minds and bodies, and create an enjoyable, social environment that emphasizes dancing rather than therapy. Active demonstration by professional dancers inspires participants to recapture grace, while guided improvisation fosters creativity, and experimentation with movement.

More than 40 peer reviewed scientific research studies conducted at a number of major university research centers around the world point to the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s. A number of leading neurologists and movement disorder specialists around the world include Dance for PD® classes among a shortlist of recommended activities for their patients.

Please click here to learn more about Dance for PD®.