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  • Dance for PD Movement Class, Panel Discussion at Beth Israel Deaconess

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    Posted Saturday May 03 2014 at 9:51 pm.
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    The Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group and the Celebrity Series of Boston in association with the Parkinson Disease Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center present Dance for PD, a free movement class for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their partners, caregivers and friends.

    Class taught by Mark Morris Dance Group dancer David Leventhal, with live musical accompaniment
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:45 –11:15 am
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Carl J. Shapiro Clinical Center, Leventhal Conference Room
    Panel discussion 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

    Come for the dance class, the panel discussion or both.  Class size is limited.  For location information and registration, please contact Colin Pierce at 617-667-9890 or cjpierce@bidmc.harvard.edu.  To join the on-going Dance for Parkinson’s class at the JF&CS in Waltham, contact Nancy Mazonson at 781-693-5069 or nmazonson@jfcsboston.org.

    Dance for PD is a unique collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.  In class, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing in a stimulating, enjoyable, relaxed, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers.  The Dance for PD teaching method is built on one fundamental premise: professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD.  This popular class is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced.  No dance experience is required.  This method has been presented at the International Congress for Parkinson’s disease, all three World Parkinson Congresses, and the Society for Neuroscience.  Articles about the class have appeared in Neurology Now, USA Today and The New York Times and features about the class have been broadcast on NPR, PBS, CBS, NBC, CNN and ABC.  Classes based on the Dance for PD model exist in more than 100 communities and 11 countries.  Visit www.DanceForParkinsons.org for more information.

    One comment

    Very much looking forward to the panel discussion! Urbanity Dance is excited to be part of the conversation and making dance accessible to Parkinson's patients. Jerusha Aman (URL) - May 13 2014

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