Several clinical studies have shown the benefit of movement for people with Parkinson’s disease. Many participants in Parkinson’s movement programs report improved balance, range of motion, and confidence. While a partner is not necessary, care partners are invited and encouraged to participate.
Yes, I Can Move!TM
Yes, I Can Move! (YICM) is based on the nationally-recognized Dance for PD® program, developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group in Brooklyn, NY. YICM uses the creative and artistic power of movement to engage clients in exploring a wide range of movements and sequences that:
- Increase range of motion and movement possibilities
- Stretch and strengthen muscles
- Improve balance and coordination
- Stimulate cognitive function
- Explore individual expression and creativity
- Promote social interaction and create an exciting group dynamic
Participants experience movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and unique.
Instructor Joan Meggitt is a Teaching Member of Dance for PD® and has taught dance and movement for over three decades, with a focus on functional and expressive movement potential.
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.