Dance for Parkinson's disease classes are back in person!

Beginning September 11th, Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes will now be held in  person at Oakland University in studio 132.

Classes are free and will be taught by our Dance for PD faculty!

Participants will be required to complete the health survey linked below prior to taking class

Classes will be held on the following dates from 11am-12pm.

 

September 11th
October 2nd
November 13th
December 11th
January 8th
February 12th
March 5th
April 9th
May 14th

The Health Screening will have adjustments closer to the starting date in September.

New Dance for Parkinson's Disease Class Video

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Join us for a Dance for Parkinson's Disease class!

Take Root's Dance for Parkinson's Disease Program provides a safe and inclusive environment, welcoming ALL participants, care givers and spouses, using dance to impact the lives of others.

Dance for Parkinson's Disease participants will be empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.  This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression.  The classes engage participants' minds and bodies, and create an enjoyable, social environment that emphasizes dancing rather than therapy.  Active demonstration by professional dancers inspires participants to recapture grace, while guided improvisation fosters creativity, and experimentation with movement.

Class Schedule

Classes will be held on the following dates from 11am-12pm.

 

September 11th
October 2nd
November 13th
December 11th
January 8th
February 12th
March 7th
April 9th
May 14th

Are you interested in volunteering at our next class? Please click here to read about how to become involved as a volunteer!

DANCE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE TEACHERS:

 

Ali Woerner

Vivian Costello
Brandon Koepsell

For more information contact Dance for Parkinson's Disease Director Ali Woerner at takerootdance@gmail.com

Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes made possible in part by the following:

Oakland Together Cultural Institution COVID-19 Support Grant

An Anonymous Grant 
 
Oakland University Research Committee Research Award
 
Oakland University Senate Teaching and Learning Committee Educational Development Grant
 

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