Monday, March 07, 2011

Dance for Parkinson's Spring Session

Brooks & Company Dance is pleased to announce an
11 week session of Dance for Parkinson's classes at the
  • Each Monday from March 14, 2011 through May 30, 2011
  • Mondays from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Atlanta Ballet at 1695 Marietta Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Due to spring break, there will be no class on April 4, 2011
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Members of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group at the Mark Morris
Dance Center. Photo by Katsuyoshi Tanaka

Classes are open to anyone with Parkinson's, families, friends and
caregivers. No dance experience is necessary. Students are welcome
to use walkers or wheelchairs.

Thanks to a special grant from the Mitchell Foundation, the class is
free to participants, although donations are always welcome to keep
the class alive.

Dance for Parkinson's, originally pioneered in 2001 through a partnership

between the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and the Mark Morris Dance

Group, is a dance class for people with Parkinson's Disease, their

families and caregivers (

Each class is designed to engage participants in an enjoyable

and supportive environment with trained dance professionals.

In addition to the benefits of physical activity, Dance for Parkinson's

focuses on the increased quality of life dance can bring to the mind,

body and soul.

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Martin Thall, a member of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group,

and David Leventhal at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

Photo by Katsuyoshi Tanaka

Dance for Parkinson's incorporates many dance styles:

modern, ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater and modified

excerpts from Brooks & Company Dance's unique repertory.

Class begins with seated warm-ups that target correct posture,

full range-of-motion movements and the use of good breathing

to inform the movement. The class then progresses to the barre

followed by exercises in the center of the studio and then

moves across the floor. Rhythm creates an additional cue to

each exercise while the melodies encourage individual artistry

throughout the movements.

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Members of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Photo by Rosalie O''Connor.

No pre-registration is necessary. For information call Brooks & Company Dance at (404) 590-0738, or email or go to


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  2. such a great classes for old candidate due to Dance for Parkinson's Spring Session.

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