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

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

Oakland University's Varner Hall Studio 132:

Weekly, every Saturday from 11am - 12:15pm.

Please see below schedule for exact dates.

Upcoming Class Schedule at OU: 

Sept. 7 & 14

Oct. 5 & 26

Nov. 2 & 16

Dec. 7

Jan. 4 & 18

Feb. 1 & 15

March 7 (performance at Take Root Concert) & 14

April 18 & 25

May 2 & 9

Old Person's Commission (OPC)

Classes are held every Wednesday from

1pm - 2pm in the auditorium.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Classes are held every Tuesday from 10:45am - 12pm.

No Class August 27th or Sept 3rd.

Classes are taught by Take Root rehearsal director and Dance for Parkinson’s Disease teacher, Vivian Costello.

One Ford Place

1 Ford Place Detroit, MI. 48202

Held in the Cafeteria on the 3rd Floor 

Free Parking in 3rd street parking lot

Mondays from 2:45-3:45

Contact Shawn Bennis for more info: 313-874-4520

Classes will be taught by Take Root dancer and Dance for Parkinson’s Disease teacher, Brandon Koepsell.

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
Heidi Baginski
Brandon Koepsell

OUTREACH ASSISTANTS:

Heidi Baginski
Andie Stewart

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:

An Anonymous Grant 

Oakland University Research Committee Research Award

Oakland University Senate Teaching and Learning Committee Educational Development Grant

The Brooksie Way Minigrant

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