Who: Open to people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD). Spouses or care partners are also welcome to attend. If the person with PD requires extra assistance with mobility, they are encouraged to be accompanied by a friend or family member.
Where: West End Academy of Dance, 10620 Patterson Ave, Ste c, Henrico, VA 23238
When: Mondays 11:30am - 12:15pm
Where: Simply Ballroom Dance Studio, 3549 Courthouse Rd, N. Chesterfield, VA 23236
When: Wednesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm
Contact for Info: Veronica Nugent @ (804) 276-3343 or email@example.com
Why Dance for Parkinson's?
-- Dancing is joyful, especially to upbeat music.
-- Dancing is a social activity.
-- Dancing is excellent exercise. A dance class provides a complete workout. Dancing stretches, strengthens, and relaxes muscles.
-- Dancing is, first and foremost, a mental activity. Dancing involves using the brain as well as the body to control movement. The brain gets a complete workout too.
-- Dancing makes use of the senses. Conscious use of vision, hearing and touch make moving easier for persons with PD, just as it does for dancers.
Our May 2017 recital was a hit! This fundraising event also gave us a chance to show off the skills we learned in dance class throughout the year.
Join us in May 2018 (date TBA) for our next recital and help keep the Richmond Parkinson's Dance Project free!