As an affiliate program of Dance for PD, Joe Goode Performance Group teaches a Dance for Parkinson’s class at the Joe Goode Annex. Our classes are based on the innovative Dance for PD program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to bring control to their movements.
Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists will lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, and social dancing. While strengthening, balancing, and moving in rhythm to live music, people with PD also experience the power of dance and music to sharpen attention, inspire, and empower.
Parkinson’s affects ones movements, emotions, and cognition…Dance does wonders to promote controlled grace with ones body, lift ones spirits, and fire new neurons, thereby rendering it the next best thing to finding the cure.
–Manny Torrijos, Member of Dance for PD study class