Dance for PD®

Dance for PD

Program times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Inova community members are invited to participate in weekly classes
Dance for PD® is offering in-person as well as on Zoom.

Dance for PD® with Lucy Bowen McCauley


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!

This class is sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center,
so there is no cost to dancers.

Dance for PD® will be led by certified Dance for PD® instructor and Northern Virginia partner, Lucy Bowen McCauley.

Lucy is the Artistic Director, choreographer, and creative energy behind Bowen McCauley Dance Co., founded in 1996, and leads Dance for PD classes at the Kennedy Center 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.

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®.

Please 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.

This Dance for PD® program is offered at no cost to dancers thanks to the generosity of our Parkinson community.

We also hope you’ll join our Fairfax Parkinson Friends group
on the first Wednesday of each month – right next door!
Details at

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease at
The Kennedy Center

Wednesdays 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.

Dance for PD® program at George Mason University

FRIDAYS: 1:00-2:15 pm
September 30th – November 18th, 2022

Dance Studio 3009 in the deLaski Performing Arts Building at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. 

This 8-week fall session of FREE in person Dance for PD classes is led by Lucy Bowen McCauley! 
Please email Assistant Professor Shaun D’Arcy at to register, and subscribe to their email list. Please click here for details.

Additional Classes on Zoom

** 27 June 2022 – Updated with new schedule.**
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
with Michael Sazonov and
other faculty

Dance for PD Mandarin (中文版)
Sundays | 2-3 PM online only (Beginning August 6)

A precise weekly schedule of online and hybrid classes will be posted here by 9 AM each Monday.