The Parkinson’s Dance Project
Marin Dance Theatre is proud to facilitate this wonderful movement class in Marin
County for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, their partners,
caregivers, and friends. Our class is modeled after the Dance
for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the
Brooklyn Parkinson Group. The Dance for PD® program has been
featured on PBS Frontline, CBS, and NPR’s All Things
Considered. Articles about the class have appeared in USA
Today, Neurology Now, The New York Times and Topics in Geriatric
Rehabilitation among many other publications.
* Dance develops flexibility and instills confidence.
* Dance is a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to
* Dance breaks isolation.
* Dance sparks creativity.
* The basis of dance is rhythm.
* The essence of dance is joy.
Our dance classes, accompanied by live music, integrate movement
from multiple dance forms to stimulate the participants’ minds
and bodies. We begin the class in chairs, warm up each muscle
group, and eventually move to the barre and the center floor to
focus on balance and spatial awareness. We aim to create an
enjoyable social environment that emphasizes dancing for
dancing’s sake while having fun! The dance class focuses on
developing artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific
concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, gait, social
isolation, and depression. The class is open to all, from the
newly-diagnosed to the wheelchair-bound. *No dance experience
The Parkinson’s Dance Project is presented in collaboration with
Marin Dance Theatre, an internationally-recognized school for
classical ballet and contemporary dance education. The school
is located in a beautiful setting with wheelchair
accessibility. The classes will be taught by Torri
Campbell, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and former professional
dancer and teacher, and Brigid Hoag, ballet instructor at Marin Dance Theatre.
Dr. Campbell trained with the program’s founding teachers at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Brigid Hoag's teaching and dancing have taken her to such places as the Juilliard School and the Peridance Center, and to Israel and Korea.
Please pass this information to those in your community you
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Classes are offered every Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:30pm at the Auditorium at Marin Dance Theater: One St. Vincent's Drive in San Rafael.
Class are free; donations are accepted.
For more information, call Torri Campbell at (415) 819-2066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to download the flyer for classes: PDF file
Read the fantastic article in the Marin Independent Journal