Dance for Parkinson's

Image courtesy of the Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

 

Next Session Begins Monday, February 22, 2016!

Class Time: 3-4PM, Mondays (starting Feb. 22)

Location: The NEW offices of the Parkinson Foundation of Western PA, 575 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA  15202. 

Cost: Try your first class for free! Then classes are just $5 each on a walk-in basis. Family members and caregivers are invited to participate at no additional charge.

Information: Contact us at education@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9109.

What is the class like? Our class is modeled after Dance for PD®, a renowned program created at the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York, that offers specialized dance classes accompanied by live music for people with Parkinson's. The class is built on the fundamental premise that professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge can benefit people with PD. Dancers know all about stretching and strengthening muscles and about balance and rhythm. Most importantly, dancers know how to use their thoughts, eyes, ears, touch and imagination to control their movements.

PBT’s Dance for Parkinson’s instructors have been specially trained in the Dance for PD® methodology. The class is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or standing, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing in a non-pressured, social environment, energized and enriched by live music. Classes modeled after Dance for PD® now occur in more than 100 communities in the US and across the world. 

Learn More! Listen to this recent NPR story about Dance for Parkinson's or watch this video created by the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Join us and join the movement!

Help us spread the word! Download our class flyer here.