World Dance for Parkinson’s Day April 28-29, 2017

A Global View of Dance for Parkinson’s In honor of World Parkinson’s Day (April 11) and International Dance Day (April 29), more than fifteen dance organizations have come together to celebrate the vibrant diversity of Dance for Parkinson’s programs in ten countries. Every day or two, starting April 11, we’ll be featuring a different Dance for Parkinson’s program, presenting documentaries, class videos […]

Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:00 starting June 6, 2017

Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:30 starting June 6, 2017

Dance Through Parkinson’s View printable flyer Dance Through Parkinson  “The classes help me feel physically better, which helps my mood. It helps with my balance and gait issues. I have met many new friends with PD at varying levels of PD. It helps me be hopeful. The classes are a good challenge, but generally within my PD capabilities.” –Parkinson’s dance participant CLASSES START TUESDAY, […]

Parkinson’s Patients Could Dance Their Way to Better Health

A recent article in the Harvard Gazette suggests dance as a potential treatment for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). Imaging studies have identified several brain regions involved in the complex, rhythmical, and coordinated movements that constitute dance. The motor cortex is — as with other kinds of voluntary movement — involved in planning, controlling, and executing dance moves. Read more

April 19, 2017: Community Dance Through PD Class

A Free Movement Class for persons with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and care partners Wednesday, April 19 1:00 to 2:30 pm The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center at The Crossings in Colonie 30 Aviation Road Albany, NY 12205 Class is offered free of charge and is led by founding teacher John Heginbotham and teaching artists from Dance Heginbotham. For more […]