Dance for Parkinson’s at Motion Pacific is a class for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caretakers. The class is based on the innovative and internationally renowned Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Trained Dance for Parkinson’s teachers use prompts and multiple dance styles to inspire movement, creative expression, and community. Dancers may sit in a chair, use a barre, or stand.
Dance for Parkinson’s at Motion Pacific is open and free to the public. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s, no matter how advanced. Movement modifications will be made available and there is no dance experience required. Dance for Parkinson’s is offered every Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:15pm, with the exception of the first Wednesday of the month. Classes are offered in a virtual or hybrid format.
Read about our fundraising efforts to offer Dance for PD as a hybrid class on Lookout Santa Cruz
Motion Pacific is a 501(c)3 charitable arts organization dedicated to dance as art, cultivating imagination, community engagement and discipline through accessible dance education and presentation.
Dance for Parkinson’s is one of the many ways we are fulfilling our mission and helping to make the world a better place.
Website photos by Beau Saunders, Rosie Chesney, Crystal Birns, Yvonne Portra and Steve DiBartolomeo.