As an affiliate program of Dance for PD, Joe Goode Performance Group teaches a Dance for Parkinson’s class. 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. 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.
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 above, 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. You’ll be guided by a JGPG teaching artist: Damara Ganley or Becca Dean.
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.
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!
Suggested donation: $15
These classes will be streamed online, and can all be accessed using this information:
Class Link and Password
Meeting ID: 863 2007 1125
By phone: (415) 285-7377
Or email: [email protected]
This class originated from a collaboration with the PDSF Network and Joe Goode Performance Group. Read more about the program here.