Marin Dance Theatre and the Parkinson's Dance Project

Click to download the flyer for classes: PDF file

Read the fantastic article in the Marin Independent Journal

 
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.  
 
WHY DANCE? 
 
*  Dance develops flexibility and instills confidence.
*  Dance is a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to body.
*  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 required.*
 
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 think would be interested.

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 torriacampbell@yahoo.com
 
 
Click to download the flyer for classes: PDF file

Read the fantastic article in the Marin Independent Journal



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