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.

2019 Keep Moving! Symposium

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Join us Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

for our

3rd Annual Keep Moving! Symposium

at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75220


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PD Management
Music Therapy
Myths vs. Facts about PD
Sleep Management
Well Being & Living Well
Diet & Nutrition
Caregivers Boot Camp
DBS: Deep Brain Stimulation

Platinum Level Sponsors:

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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 will be featured along with other video submissions for the World Parkinson's Congress in Kyoto, Japan, in June 2019.

Dance for Movement Disorders in the news!

DAPS and Texas Health Dallas co-sponsor a twice-a-week Dance for Movement Disorders class at Finley Ewing Cardiovascular & Fitness Center. Our esteemed leader of the class, Misty Owens, was recently interviewed by WFAA. Watch the video below and see if you can recognize some other familiar faces!

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