Parkinson’s Exercises – Dance

Several clinical studies have shown the benefit of dancing for people with Parkinson’s disease. Many dancers in Parkinson’s dance programs report improved balance, range of motion, and confidence. While neither prior dance experience nor a partner is necessary, carepartners are invited and encouraged to participate.

Yes…I Can (!) DanceTM

dance class woman in chair pose with purple hatYes…I Can (!) Dance (YICD) is based on the nationally-recognized program, Dance For PD, developed by the Mark Morris dance group in Brooklyn, NY. YICD uses the creative and artistic power of dance to engage clients in exploring movement possibilities. Participants experience dance in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and unique. In the process, stretching, muscle strengthening, balance, and coordination are improved through this program.

Dance For PD Instructor Joan MeggittInstructor Joan Meggitt is a Teaching Member of Dance For PD and brings three decades of teaching experience to the program.

 

Upcoming Classes & Programs:

Class sizes are limited, so it is important that you register in advance. Registering also provides us with your contact information should we need to notify you of any changes in scheduling. Click here for a current listing of programs/classes and to register.