The Dance for Parkinson’s class, held on Fridays 12:30-1:45pm, at Stanford is now free for those with Parkinson’s, family, friends, and caregivers, through a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation.
The class location has now changed to the new Stanford Neuroscience Health Center in the Wellness Center on the first floor.
The instructor, Damara Vita Ganley, is a professional dancer and trained with the Mark Mark Dance Group’s Dance for PD program. 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 inspire movement and expression. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, 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.
Dance for Parkinson’s Class
Advance registration required
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center – Wellness Center (Room 1511, first floor)
213 Quarry Road, Palo Alto 94304
Information and to register in advance:
Damara Vita Ganley, instructor
Information about other Parkinson’s-focused exercise classes can be found here.