Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy is thrilled to introduce CB Moves for Parkinson’s, a specialized dance class series designed uniquely for persons with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Our expert faculty use movement and music to stimulate both the body and mind, providing a supportive forum for fitness, expression and community for participants of all ages. Dancers are welcome to enjoy class on their own or to invite a companion to participate with them.
Classes are offered twice a week and are available on a drop-in basis so there’s no advance commitment required. The schedule below updates regularly and offers direct access to Cincinnati Ballet’s Mindbody site. Through Mindbody you can:
If you prefer to sign-up in person, please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and complete any waivers prior to class.
Classes take place in person at Cincinnati Ballet’s Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance located at 1801 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.
All classes are $10 and include a companion participant (if desired) at no additional charge.
Participants are encouraged to wear attire they can comfortably move in along with harder soled (less sticky) shoes or stocking feet.
Accessible parking and entry is located on the back side (east side) of the Center for Dance. The accessible entrance is the Craig and Anne Maier Artistic Entrance. Please use the call button for secure entry.
In line with recommendations of the CDC, masks are optional for all participants. Anyone experiencing symptoms of a contagious illness should refrain from entering the Center for Dance.
CB Moves for Parkinson’s is part of a larger community network. Locally, we’re proud to partner with Dancing With Parkinson’s. Our faculty are also connected to the national Dance for PD® program and have been trained through their professional development workshops. The Dance for PD® methodology, developed by the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and Mark Morris Dance Company, strongly influences CB Moves for Parkinson’s.