The Parkinsonís Dance Project
Marin Dance Theatre and Letís All
Dance! is proud to introduce a new movement class in Marin
County for persons with Parkinsonís Disease, their partners,
caregivers, and friends. Our class is modeled after the Dance
for PDģ program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the
Brooklyn Parkinson Group. The Dance for PDģ program has been
featured on PBS Frontline, CBS, and NPRís All Things
Considered. Articles about the class have appeared in USA
Today, Neurology Now, The New York Times and Topics in Geriatric
Rehabilitation among many other publications.
* Dance develops flexibility and instills confidence.
* Dance is a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to
* Dance breaks isolation.
* Dance sparks creativity.
* The basis of dance is rhythm.
* The essence of dance is joy.
Our dance classes, accompanied by live music, integrate movement
from multiple dance forms to stimulate the participantsí minds
and bodies. We begin the class in chairs, warm up each muscle
group, and eventually move to the barre and the center floor to
focus on balance and spatial awareness. We aim to create an
enjoyable social environment that emphasizes dancing for
dancingís sake while having fun! The dance class focuses on
developing artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific
concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, gait, social
isolation, and depression. The class is open to all, from the
newly-diagnosed to the wheelchair-bound. *No dance experience
The Parkinsonís Dance Project is presented in collaboration with
Marin Dance Theatre, an internationally-recognized school for
classical ballet and contemporary dance education. The school
is located in a beautiful setting with wheelchair
accessibility. The classes will be taught by Erica Rose
Jeffrey, LAD! Outreach Director and MDT faculty, and Torri
Campbell, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and former professional
dancer and teacher. Dr. Campbell trained with the programís
founding teachers at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn,
Please pass this information to those in your community you
think would be interested. Classes begin on February 1, 2011
and will meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
For more information, call Torri Campbell at (415) 819-2066 or