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DANCE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Class Schedule

Classes are offered  every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! Take a look below for locations and times.

New Class Offering:

DURFEE INNOVATION SOCIETY

 2470 COLLINGWOOD ST., DETROIT, MI 48206 

THE DIVE/1ST FLOOR

Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm 

(JANUARY THROUGH MAY)

Macomb family ymca

 10 N River Rd, Mt Clemens, MI 48043

select Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm

December 5

January 16

February 27

April 9

May 21

OPC ROCHESTER

Every Monday & Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm

 

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN VARNER HALL STUDIO 132 FROM 11:00AM-12:00PM

 

September 16

October 14

November 11

December 9

February 10

March 2

April 20

May 11

Detroit class is back!

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New Dance for Parkinson's Disease Class Video

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Take Root's FREE 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.  Actively led by professional Take Root dancers inspiring participants to recapture grace, while guided improvisation fosters creativity, and experimentation with movement.

Ali was honored to receive the Hero Award from the Rockin in Rochester Parkinson’s Group this year and will be proud to walk along side them 2023 Metro Detroit Parkinson Hero Walk on September 23rd.

DANCE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE TEACHERS:

 

Ali Woerner

Teresa Muller

Dakota Gerhold

VIVIAN COSTELLO

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

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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