New Dance for Parkinson's Disease Class Video

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

Dance For Parkinson's Class Schedule

GUESS WHO’S BACK!

For those of you who are members at the Older Person’s Commission, we will start back in person Monday, April 12th from 11-12pm int eh auditorium! Please see the “Spotlight” section below for more information on OPC and all they offer for the community.

 

Please join us for our scheduled Zoom classes coming up on April 10th from 11-12pm and

May 8th from 11-12.  

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

ASSISTANTS:
Andie Stewart

Heidi Baginski

Miranda Viars

INTERNS:

Dakota Gerhold    Katie Kirkum

      Riley McClain         Madeline Parker

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

 

The Brooksie Way Minigrant

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

Photos by Kelli Titus

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