Dance for Parkinson’s

Dance for Parkinson’s

Come try out a new class at Stanford – Dance for Parkinson’s. The new class will be held on three Fridays – March 6, March 13, and April 3 – from 12:30-1:45pm. Class size is limited to 10 people with a preference given to those with PD. If there is space, family members or friends can participate.  RSVP required.  If there’s good participation, the class would become regular in May 2015.

unnamedCome try out a new class at Stanford – Dance for Parkinson’s. The new class will be held on three Fridays – March 6, March 13, and April 3 – from 12:30-1:45pm. Class size is limited to 10 people with a preference given to those with PD. If there is space, family members or friends can participate.  RSVP required.  If there’s strong interest, the class would become regular in May 2015.

This is an inspired movement class for people with Parkinson’s and their family, friends, and caregivers.  Classes are based on the innovative Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to bring control to their movements. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists will lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, and social dancing. While strengthening, balancing, and moving in rhythm to live music, people with PD also experience the power of dance and music to sharpen attention, inspire, and empower.

The class starts Friday, March 6th.  Two other classes are scheduled – March 13th and April 3rd.  Classes are from 12:30pm to 1:45pm.  If there’s strong interest, the class would become regular in May 2015.  Please contact the instructor to verify class dates and to RSVP.

The first class is free.  Thereafter, there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 per class with no one turned away due to lack of funds.  The instructor will collect the fee at each class.

Class is held at the:
Stanford Neuroscience Hoover Pavilion, Room 208
211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA

Participants must RSVP, even to the free class, as space is limited.

To RSVP, contact the instructor:  Damara, 831-251-5397, damaravita@yahoo.com.

If you have general questions, contact the Stanford exercise program coordinator:  Leanel, 650-724-2541, lliwanag@stanfordhealthcare.org.