Line Dance for Parkinson’s

Line dancing is a great way to kick up your heels and enjoy life! In line dance, we move to choreographed dances with repeated sequencing of steps. The steps are simple, accessible and most of all fun.  There’s no experience necessary, just a desire to let loose and have fun.

This line dance class is geared to people living with Parkinson’s and dances will be appropriate for this audience. Although this is a standing dance class, balance bars are available for those who desire them. While dancing, you’ll be able to improve posture, enhance range of motion, strengthen muscles, foster brain-body coordination, increase balance and stability, gain aerobic benefits, and much more.

If you want to have fun, get exercise, dance with your friends and learn a few handy moves to take with you anywhere, this would be the class for you. You never need a partner for this type of dancing but feel free to bring all your friends. Care partners are encouraged to attend and get all these wonderful benefits as well.

Be prepared to laugh, move, feel your rhythm, and free the dancer in you.

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just dance however you can. Great dancers are great because of their passion.“–Martha Graham

Instructor: Wendy Haggerty has led Line Dance for PD at Moving Day Atlanta in 2015 & 2016. She has years of experience teaching dance and yoga and loves to find expressive ways for people with Parkinson’s to move more freely and put a bounce in their step both physically and emotionally. Wendy has completed the “Community Exercise for People with Parkinson’s Disease” course presented by MDT Education Solutions. She is also certified in “Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders” awarded by Renee Le Verrier in conjunction with APDA Massachusetts Chapter. Visit Wendy’s website at www.zestyogaandfitness.com for more information.

Contact Info: 508-843-9887 or whaggerty2016@gmail.com

When: Thursdays, 12pm – 1pm (restarting on September 28th!)

WhereStill Pointe Dance Studios, 1675 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA 30041

Cost: $5 per class. One free trial available for new participants! Please pay the instructor directly.

Equipment: No participant-provided equipment required.

Eligibility: This class is appropriate for people with Parkinson’s disease who are mobile and possess the ability to stand and move from a standing position. Care partners are welcome to join the class and participate for free.

Safety: The Line Dance for Parkinson’s program has been modified to meet the needs of people living with Parkinson’s. This class is NOT a chair dance class and requires participants to stand and move from a standing position.  Balance bars are available. Each person is encouraged to participate based on their own ability.

Registration/Reservations: No registration or reservations necessary for your free trial class. We recommend contacting PD Gladiators or the instructor (or checking the Online Scheduler‘s CLASSES tab) to confirm the class you wish to attend has not been cancelled for the day.

 

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