Dance For Parkinson’s Program

American Repertory Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s program is for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. Each class has live music and creates a warm sanctuary for movement exploration, and a social atmosphere to support artistic venture.

  • Classes are infused with guided imagery, vocalization, and movement to provide participants with a dynamic experience.
  • Participants are encouraged to ‘think like dancers’ and to be creative and expressive.
  • Open to all levels of ability! Although participants may experience therapeutic relief, this class is not considered therapy, but a place where people come together to move, share, and enjoy the elements of dance.

2021-2022 Schedule
Class Day | Thursdays
Class Time | 4:15 – 5:30 PM
Location | Middletown Arts Center and/or Zoom
FREE OF CHARGE to participants and caregivers.


Lead Teacher: Rachel Stanislawczyk
Assistant Teacher: Lindsay Cahill

Rachel Stanislawczyk began her dance training at Princeton Ballet School in 2003. She recently graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Stanislawczyk is a certified instructor of the Elemental Body Alignment System, and a Lead Teacher for the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program. She recently earned her Masters in Dance Education from Rutgers University.

For more detailed information and ZOOM link email Rachel at, or call Lindsay Cahill  at 732.249.1254, ext. 19

This program is supported by a community grant from The Parkinson’s Foundation.
This program is sponsored by 
Bloomberg Philanthropies.