Dance for PD®
Dance for PD®, an on-going collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, offers dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease at the Mark Morris Dance Center, throughout New York City, and in more than 100 communities in 11 countries around the world.
In Dance for PD classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Dance for PD teaching artists integrate movement from modern and theater dance, ballet, folk dance, tap, improvisation, and choreographic repertory. The Dance for PD class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, live music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression.
The Dance for PD program also provides teacher training, nurtures relationships among other organizations to foster classes around the world, and offers an acclaimed At Home DVD series available for purchase.
Gain in-depth information about this program, contact staff members, view Dance for PD media products, and more by visiting our dedicated Dance for PD website.