DANCE FOR PARKINSONS
Meets select Tuesdays at 10:00 in the Mind/Body Studio
March dates: 12th & 26th
This program offers dance classes for people of all ages living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The program aims to enhance the physical, social, emotional and cognitive wellbeing of participants through the use of creative, expressive movement set to engaging music. Sessions are led by teaching artist, Melissa Anderson Morgan, an experienced dance teacher who has completed specialized training with the needs of this population at the forefront. Classes draw from a variety of dance styles and techniques including ballet, musical theater, jazz and social dance. No prior experience required and modifications are offered. This class is fully adaptive and accessible for participants who need assistance with mobility and must remain seated. Care partners, spouses family and friends are encouraged to participate.
**It is recommended that new participants obtain their physician’s approval prior to starting this program. Please fill out the intake form prior to your first class. These are available at the front desk. **
- experience the joy of creative movement, musical exploration and artistic expression
- engage collaboratively with others in groups, lines, circles and couples
- improve mobility, coordination, range of motion and balance
- have FUN moving together in a supportive, inclusive environment
Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and soft sole shoes are recommended.
$10 Drop-in Members
$15 Drop-in Non-members
Read the USA Today story on Dance for Parkinson’s here.