DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease is a class designed for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Modeled after the Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, this class is built on one fundamental premise: professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to the Parkinson’s Disease Community. Dancers know all about stretching and strengthening muscles, and about balance and rhythm. Most importantly, dancers know how to use their thoughts, imagination, eyes, ears and touch to control their movements.
This dance class is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or standing, participants will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing. The class uses choreographic repertory in a stimulating, non-pressured and social environment, with live music to energize, enrich and empower.
Free of charge
Fridays from 1-2 PM at Southminster
8919 Park Road | Charlotte, NC 28210
Classes Taught by Teaching Artist Gretchen Jax