In keeping with CDC recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, wherever possible Cone Health will be postponing or cancelling group gatherings.
In light of this policy, the Parkinson's Improvisational Dance Classes are currently cancelled.
Consider signing up for the Parkinson’s Improvisational Dance Classes. Many modifications are used. It can be done seated and it is not just the "dance” you may think of when you hear the word “dance”.
Improvisational dance can benefit people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The method relies primarily on improvisational verbal auditory cueing with less emphasis on directed movement instruction. This method builds on the idea that daily living requires flexible, adaptive responses to real-life challenges. In PD, movement disorders not only limit mobility but also impair spontaneity of thought and action. Dance improvisation demands open and immediate interpretation of verbally delivered movement cues, potentially fostering the formation of spontaneous movement strategies. This embodied cognitive approach has eco-validity in helping PPD meet daily living.
Below is the class schedule for 2020:
- Session 1: Starts Jan. 27, class meets for 9 weekly sessions on Mondays, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
- Session 2: Starts April 13, class meets for 9 weekly sessions on Mondays, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
- Session 3: Starts Aug. 11, class meets for 9 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.
- Session 4: Starts Oct. 26, class meets for 8 weekly sessions on Mondays, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Classes are held at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, located at 200 N. Davie St. in the Van Dyke Room.
To register, call 336-373-2727.