Dance for PD® Programs
Tilles Center, in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Group’s internationally-acclaimed Dance for PD® program, will present four dance classes in 2019 for individuals with Parkinson’s. These classes are free of charge and open to anyone with limited mobility issues.
Dance for PD®, founded in 2001, offers specialized dance classes that invite those with limited mobility to experience the joys and benefits of dance- while creatively addressing symptoms related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence.
2019 Class Schedule
Tuesday, January 22, 12pm – 1:15 pm*: This class will focus on awareness of space and the architecture of movement in connection with the February 1, 2019 Tilles Center presentation DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®**
Monday, March 11, 12pm – 1:15 pm *: This class will focus on the beautiful, sometimes haunting themes of the ballet Sleeping Beauty. Tilles Center will present the Russian National Ballet Theatre in Sleeping Beauty on March 15, 2019. **
Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm: A general Dance for Parkinson’s class, which will integrate movement from modern and theater dance, ballet, folk dance, tap, improvisation, and choreographic repertory.
Tuesday, May 14, 12pm – 1:15 pm*: A Shakespeare tribute dance class in preparation for the matinee performances of Hamlet in the newly renovated Krasnoff Theater at Tilles Center on May 20 & 21. **
*Class with David Leventhal, Program Director and founding teacher- Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance for PD®
**Participants will receive discounted tickets for these performances.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
These are free events open to individuals with Parkinson’s, their families and anyone with limited mobility. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come-first served basis. All classes take place in the Goldsmith Atrium at Tilles Center at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548.
REGISTRATION FOR JANUARY 22 IS NOW OPEN.
To register, click here to Download the Registration Form or call Oktavia Kiss, Arts Education Coordinator, 516.299.3966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for March-May classes will take place 4-6 weeks prior to the class.
Attendance at these events is free thanks to the generous support of Dance Party for Parkinson’s.