The class is built on principles from the Dance for PD® teaching method (https://danceforparkinsons.org/about-the-program/mission) which is built on a “fundamental premise: professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD". Dancers know all about stretching and strengthening muscles, and about balance and rhythm. Most importantly, dancers know about the power of dance to concentrate mind, body, and emotion on movement; they use their thoughts, imagination, eyes, ears, and touch to control their bodies.” Class will integrate movement from modern dance, ballet, improvisation, and choreographic repertory to engage the participants' minds and bodies and create an enjoyable social environment that emphasizes dancing for dancing's sake.
Kate Gamble trained with David Leventhal from the Mark Morris Company in the dance for PD Curriculum. She's the founder of Open Door and has been a professional dancer and physical therapist for over 25 years.
Full payment can be paid online or at the door. We are interested in not having financial concerns be a barrier to taking the class. If $15 is not feasible, donations will be accepted at the door.
For questions, email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org