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Dancing With Parkinson’s @ QBSC
April 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until June 17, 2021
We have implemented strict health and safety procedures for our classes to protect the health and well-being of people with Parkinsons and to keep adults active, connected and engaged while social distancing.
Our classes are at 196 Palmer Road, Belleville in Studio A and available on Zoom.
TO REGISTER, CONTACT KRISTINA MCINTOSH AT [email protected]
OR CALL 613-962-9274 ext. 25
DANCING WITH PARKINSON’S … A DESCRIPTION
Dancing with Parkinson’s classes are dance classes, not exercise or fitness. The focus is aesthetics and imagination causing dancers to move with grace, invoke creativity and emotion, and to develop their mind-body connection, thereby alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s. During class, dancers stretch and strengthen their muscles while creating flexibility and range of motion. As range of motion increases, so does balance and gait. The rhythmic music helps dancers evade usual movement patterns which include shuffling and freezing motions. Group dances are used to connect dancers physically and emotionally to each other and to the class as a community.