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.
For the past 7 years, JGPG has offered regular Dance for Parkinson’s classes in our home studio, the Annex. While we wish we could meet in person as pictured, JGPG is honored to include this class in our virtual Zoom offerings. Taught online every Sunday and mostly from a seated position, these classes are designed to be taken from a home space. Learn more and sign up now!
The class begins with a grounding meditation, breathing awareness, and spinal articulation—then, gently transitions to some upper/lower body movement, improvisation, and witnessing of the group. Each class ends with 15 minutes of facilitated conversation & relationship-building.
$15 suggested donation / FREE
Sundays, 12-1pm (PT)
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MEETING: 770 947 333
PASSWORD: 098 664
You’ll be guided by a JGPG teaching artist: Damara Ganley or Becca Dean.
We invite our community to share this class opportunity with anyone you know that is living with Parkinson’s + their caretakers; it is specially designed for them in mind. Help us spread the word!
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
“I see how important it is for people with Parkinson’s to come together & move in this way. To not have it be a space about Parkinson’s, but have it be a space about movement.” — Becca Dean, Dance for Parkinson’s Teacher: 2014-present