The Dance for Parkinson’s class at Stanford now meets two days a week – Mondays and Fridays, 1:30pm-2:45pm. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, and social dancing. The classes are free but require advance registration due to popularity.
Stanford’s 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 inspire movement and expression. 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
Every Monday and Friday, 1:30pm-2:45pm (Class is cancelled around holidays)
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
Wellness Room 1511 (main floor)
213 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Damara Vita Ganley
Free to neuroscience patients, regardless of where care is being provided.
Register in advance as class size is limited.
Preference given to those with Parkinson’s.
If there’s space, caregivers are welcome.