Dance for PD

Project Added: August 19, 2021
Project Point of Contact: [email protected]
Two people dancing together in a circle of people in a large recreation room.

A participant uses dance and movement to guard against the effects of Parkinson's Disease, building strength, balance, flexibility and coordination.

Arts-and Intersections:

Health & Wellness

Collaborators:

Location:

Brooklyn, New York

Region:

Genre/Discipline:

Dance

Population Density:

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Large Intended Impact Area:

County/Multi-County Region

Foundations:

OVERVIEW

Dance for PD®, founded in 2001, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners in eight locations around New York City and through a network of affiliates in more than 300 communities in 25 countries around the world. The program’s fundamental working principle is that professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge about balance, sequencing, rhythm and aesthetic awareness is useful to persons with PD.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Dance for PD®, founded in 2001, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners in eight locations around New York City and through a network of affiliates in more than 300 communities in 25 countries around the world. The program’s fundamental working principle is that professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge about balance, sequencing, rhythm and aesthetic awareness is useful to persons with PD.

PROJECT EVALUATION

Currently not available.