Welcome to DAPS!

Welcome to the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS)! We are glad you have found us, and hope you will find this site informative.

DAPS offers many services at no cost to those affected by Parkinson's disease living in the Dallas area, including:

Summer Dance for PD® and Dance for Movement Disorders schedule changes

Each summer, Misty Owens, our wonderful dance instructor, returns to New York to teach at the Mark Morris Dance Group. This year she will be gone most of July and part of August. Please make note of the changes to the class schedules for our 3 dance groups.

Dance for Movement Disorders (at the Finley Ewing CVC):

You will have class as usual on Tuesday and Thursday, July 5 and July 7.
There will be no classes July 8 through August 8. Classes will resume August 9.

Dance for PD®:

There will be no classes in July (July 4 is a holiday, and Misty will be gone July 8 through August 8).
Classes will resume Monday, August 15.

General Membership Meetings

Mark your calendars NOW for these free educational and social events! You can find out more about each event and register in advance by clicking the date links below.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: Jeryn Laengrich, MS, CCC/SLP
    Topic: “How Skilled Nursing and Rehab Can Keep You Moving"

  • Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA

  • Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA

  • Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:30 p.m. - Holiday Luncheon
    Entertainment: TBA

These fun and informative meetings, held in Fellowship Hall (unless otherwise noted) at University Park United Methodist Church (4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225), feature a different guest speaker each month. Presenters range from local neurologists to motivational speakers. After the presentation, there is time for questions, followed by a social hour with snacks. These meetings are free and open to all who are interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease and about DAPS. Mark your calendar for the dates above, and look for details in the monthly newsletter. We look forward to seeing you!

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