Movers Project was founded to offer dance and community connection to individuals living with Parkinson’s. I am excited to begin building this outreach project in the Houston community.
What are Movers Project classes like?
Dance classes for individuals living with Parkinson’s use techniques from various dance genres including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and folk dance to engage their body and mind in a creative space. These classes create a safe, fun, and expressive space for participants and caretakers. Classes help address PD-specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, and gait. Participants and caregivers benefit from the socialization and community building that the class offers. Individuals with concerns about mobility, coordination, and flexibility are invited and welcomed into the class.
The general structure of classes begins seated and moves to traveling across the floor. The class is adaptable for anyone who wishes to remain seated or needs the support of the chair during the entire class. I focus on creating a safe, fun environment and empower participants to participate in the way that is most safe for them. My classes build on the training I received through the Dance for PD program with David Leventhal through the Mark Morris Dance Group.
If you are interested in bringing these classes to your community center, studio, or organization, please contact me.