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 (or reduced) cost to those affected by Parkinson's disease living in the Dallas area, including the following:

  • group exercise
  • speech groups
  • care partner support groups
  • Dance for Movement Disorders classes
  • non-contact boxing and tai chi for people with Parkinson's disease
  • monthly educational/motivational meetings
  • monthly newsletter by email

See a map and full schedule of our groups and classes on our Group Schedules page.

DAPS is Zooming!

Join DAPS for a virtual class this week!

DAPS has been working hard to continue providing you with the classes that we know you miss and love. Below are links to live classes via zoom. Simply click on the link at the time of the class you would like to attend on your computer laptop or smart phone. To get more familiar with using zoom, visit their easy video tutorials at www.zoom.us


Angie Shapira -Exercise Class
Monday, March 30 at 9:45
(Meeting ID: 529 133 104 -not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above) 

Danielle Mitchell-Speech Class
Monday, March 30 at 1:00
(Meeting ID: 646 919 250 – not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Pat Warner – Speech Class
Tuesday, March 31 at 9 am
Password: 311285
(Meeting ID: 446 274 264 - not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Diana Jaime -Exercise Class
Tuesday, March 31 at 10 am
(Meeting ID:317 342 9582 -not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Lynn Glover – Speech Class
Tuesday, March 31 at 11:30
Password: please contact Leisha at leisha@daps.org or 972-658-4645
(Meeting ID: 368 446 125 -not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Barb Mack – Exercise Class
Wednesday, April 1 at 9:45
(Meeting ID:732 818 666 -not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Lynn Glover – Speech Class
Wednesday, April 1 at 11 am
Password: CONTACT LEISHA AT 972-658-4645 OR LEISHA@DAPS.ORG
(Meeting ID: 951 095 687-not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Tammy Slauson – Exercise Class
Wednesday, April 1 at 12:30
(Meeting ID: 818 919 9793 --not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Amanda Hunter – Exercise Class
Thursday, April 2 at 10 am
(Meeting ID: 367 463 045--not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Tammy Slauson – Exercise/Speech
Friday, April 3 at 11 am
(Meeting ID: 414 367 187 -not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

 Tammy Slauson – Exercise/Speech
Saturday, April 4 at 1:00 pm
(Meeting ID: 818 919 9793 -not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)
 Tammy Slauson – Exercise/Speech 
Friday, April 10 at 12:30 pm
(Meeting ID: 818 919 9793-not necessary, but can be used if you have trouble with the link above)

Coronavirus updates

The wellbeing of our group participants is the primary concern of the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society.

For updates regarding DAPS activities during this coronavirus situation, please click here.

The 2020 Non-Event is Underway!

Non-Event invitation

The “Non-Event” is the primary annual fundraiser for the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society. We invite DAPS members and friends of DAPS to join us on a fun imaginary excursion that gives us a very real way to support DAPS.

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Dallas: A Creative City

Dallas Arts Month is a celebration of the thriving arts community in Dallas instituted by Mayor Mike Rawlings. Misty Owens was invited to be interviewed for the project and her choreography for the Dance for PD® Crane Project Filming at Dallas Museum of Art on Friday, March 1, 2019, was included in the Mayor's video. The choreography was created for the Global PD Crane Project and was featured along with other video submissions for the World Parkinson's Congress in Kyoto, Japan, in June 2019.

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