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 persons with PD.
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 what stage or 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, and choreographic repertory in a stimulating, enjoyable, non-pressured, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers.
Dance for Parkinson's is sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, through a community health partnership program between the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and the JCC New Orleans. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to register, visit the NOBA website or contact Millette White at email@example.com or 504-522-0996 ext. 213.
11:00 AM -12:15 PM
Lead Instructor: Kelly Harp Haber
Accompanist: Jeffrey Pounds