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Vital Dance

For people affected by Parkinson’s


Dance Class

Vital Dance

Dancenorth is the first dance company in North Queensland to offer specialised classes for people affected by Parkinson's.
Vital Dance classes empower participants to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Exercises are designed to focus the mind and engage the body in both intrinsic and expansive movements, which stimulate memory, spatial and self-awareness. The class includes seated, standing and travelling combinations, always with the option to remain seated. Classes connect participants to their fellow Parkinson’s community encouraging social interaction over tea, coffee and refreshments.
Dancenorth’s Vital Dance classes are part of the global Dance for PD program developed in New York by the Mark Morris Dance Company and our teachers undergo specialised training to facilitate the lessons. The program's title, Vital Dance, references the first name given to the disease - "St Vitus's Dance". Dancenorth is proud to be part of the Dance for Parkinson’s Australia network, made up of artists and organisations offering classes around the country.


Every Tuesday 10.00am - 11.00am

Starting Tuesday 6 Feb 2024


Classes will begin on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024


$10 per participant – this includes a support person as required (friend, family member or support worker) or $90 per 10 class pass. Payment may be in cash, at class, or by contacting the office (07) 4772 2549.


Wulguru Community Centre is an accessible venue. This class is suitable for dancers who would like to stand or remain seated.

Additional Information

Please note: there is no need to book in advance for these classes, just turn up and enjoy.
New participants, please arrive 10 minutes early to complete a registration form.
“What I really like is that we are seen as pupils not invalids and we have a lot of fun. I’m not a person who joins support groups, but I find Vital Dance suits me perfectly. We do all the exercises to music so we are exercising our brains as well as our bodies. If anyone else sees this & has Parkinsons, or knows someone with it, I would highly recommend joining the group.”
Veronica Knowles, Vital Dance participant