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Presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust
A community health partnership program between NOBA and the New Orleans JCC, modeled after the Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD® program.

JOIN AT ANYTIME! New participants are always welcome.

Dance for Parkinson’s includes free, specialized weekly creative movement classes, accompanied by live music at the JCC New Orleans. No dance experience is required—open to persons with Parkinson’s Disease of all mobility levels, plus their partners, caregivers and friends!
No dance experience required!

5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
Drop off entrance on St. Charles Ave.; JCC-Uptown parking tags are available if needed.

CLICK HERE for a flyer to share with friends and family!

Class Schedule


Holiday Schedule (no classes on the following dates for 2018):

September 19
November 22
December 26

Lead Instructor: Kelly Harp Haber
Accompanist: Jeffrey Pounds

Participants must complete and sign a registration form prior to attending their first class. CLICK HERE to download the form; blank copies are also available from the instructors prior to class.

"Dance for Parkinson's makes me feel alive and forget my limitations, and has made a huge difference in managing my symptoms - I am walking better, feel more balanced and stronger. The class provides an inspiration to move and is FUN!" -Participant

"It's the perfect kind of movement for Parkinson's disease. A wonderful program"
-Matthew Stern, MD, Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of Pennsylvania

No cost to attend. For more information or to register, please contact Millette White at or 504-522-0996 ext. 213.

About the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust
Oscar Judah Tolmas, a lifelong resident of New Orleans was a Veteran of WWII, attorney and real estate developer, but horses and horse racing were his passions. In his last will and testament, he formed the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust to support charitable organizations with their mission of helping others. His legacy and generosity will live on in the hearts of many.
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