Dance for PD launches in Riverdale

The Dance for PD program will adds its fifth location to its roster of New York City classes on February 20 when it begins a pilot series in Riverdale. The Riverdale pilot program, a collaboration among Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Parkinson Group, the Riverdale YM-YWHA, and The College of Mount Saint Vincent, features teachers trained in the Dance for PD approach and live musical accompaniment by Alan Eicher. Like all classes in the New York area, the Riverdale program is offered free of charge to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners.

“This launch represents an opportunity for us to expand to an area of New York that we think is eager for this kind of program,” said David Leventhal, Dance for PD’s Program Director. “We have an incredibly passionate and committed team of collaborators who are working tirelessly together to create the best possible experience for Riverdale participants.”

Riverdale-based dancer Tara Sherman, a former member of New York City Ballet who later went on to pursue training and start a successful practice as a psychiatrist, will lead the class on February 20 with Leventhal.

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