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About Dance for PD®
Dance for PD® offers internationally-acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York and, through our network of partners and associates, in more than 100 other communities in 13 countries around the world. In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. An on-going non-profit collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, the Dance for PD® program also provides teacher training, creates innovative instructional media, and nurtures relationships among other organizations so that classes based on our model are widely available. Learn more.
“Dance for PD® is a hands-down success. It’s one of the most important programs for Parkinson’s disease in the country.”
►New scientific research suggests Dance for PD classes improve mobility and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s.
►Dance for PD featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.
►Dance for PD joins the March 5 ASaP Symposium: Designing the Next Steps: Art, Health and Design.
►Aspen Institute in Washington to screen Capturing Grace February 18.
►Dance for PD®’s L’Allegro Movement Project featured on Brooklyn Independent Media.
►Program Director David Leventhal talks about the importance of thinking like a dancer as part of the Davis Phinney Foundation’s webinar series.
►Chelsea Clinton reports on Dance for PD® for NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams.
►Dance for PD featured on CNN’s The Next List blog.
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Why Dance for Parkinson’s Disease?
Watch an excerpt from the Brooklyn Parkinson Group/Mark Morris Dance Group film Why Dance for Parkinson’s Disease?, made possible by a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation. For more resources, please click here.