17 Dec Dance & Sing for PD:
Friday, January 22nd, 2016
A Free Movement Class for persons with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and care partners
Dance 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Sing 2:30 – 3:45
You do not have to attend both classes.
In Dance for PD® classes, participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. A ten-year collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, the program is built on one fundamental premise: professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. Dancers know all about stretching and strengthening muscles, and about balance and rhythm. This popular class, which has been offered at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn since 2001, is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or moving across the floor, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, and Mark Morris company repertory in a non-pressured, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers. Classes take place weekly on Wednesdays at 2 pm at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, and several times a month at The Juilliard School in Manhattan. For more information about the program, please visit www.danceforpd.org. Classes modeled after Dance for PD now occur in more than 60 communities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Italy, India, Israel, UK and Germany.
Please register online at www.danceforpd.org or call 646-450-3373.
Class is offered free of charge and is led by Mark Morris Dance Center faculty with live musical accompaniment.
Class will be hosted every 3rd Friday of the month for July and August. Starting September it will be hosted every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, please look at the Bamboomoves website for exact dates.