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Dance class for people with Parkinson’s

Dance for PD, a free movement class for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their families, friends and care partners, will be held Wednesday, April 19,  1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center, The Crossings in Colonie, 30 Aviation Road, Albany.

The free class is led by founding teacher John Heginbotham and teaching artists from Dance Heginbotham.

The Dance for PD program, celebrating its 15th anniversary, invites people with Parkinson’s and their families in more than 120 communities and 16 countries to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence. 

This class, developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group, is approriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experiene is required. In chairs, at the barre or moving across the floor, participants explore various styles of movement in a safe, non-pressured, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers. Visit http://www.danceforpd.org/ for information.

To RSVP, contact the UAlbany Performing Arts Center at (518) 442-3995 or PAC@albany.edu/.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Dance Heginbotham’s residency at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center from April 17-20. The company will culminate the residency with  a performance on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. For performance information and tickets, contact the UAlbany Performing Art Center’s box office at (518) 442-3997.

Gloria Mazure

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Boomer & Senior Resources is dedicated to empowering area seniors, their caregivers and healthcare professionals to obtain the knowledge and resources needed to provide quality care for an aging relative, friend or patient.

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