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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: I’m not much of a dancer.  Should I take this class?

A: RPDP is open to all! No previous dance experience is required.

Q: Who should attend class?

A: Our program was created for people with all stages of Parkinson’s Disease, their loved ones and/or caretakers.

Q: How active is this class?

A: We are adaptable to all levels of ability and inclusive and accessible for those with mobility aids. Chairs are always available and are often included in the dances. We also remind everyone that they are welcome to modify any movements that feel too difficult.

Q: Do I need my doctor’s permission to take this class?

A: Permission is not required to participate. Many doctors recognize dance as a valuable treatment for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Q: Is there a dress code?

A: There is no dress code for our class. Come in what makes you feel comfortable. Most of our participants wear jeans and sneakers.

Q: Is this class free?

A: Yes, always! No need to worry about health insure compatibility either. However, we do encourage donations to keep our organization running.

Q: How often does class happen?

A: Classes are held weekly. Visit our Classes and Events page for more information about location and time.

Q: How accessible is the studio?

A: Simply Ballroom has handicap parking onsite and a handicap ramp that leads to the entrance on the ground level.

Q: How do I know if the instructors are qualified?

A: All of our instructors go through training at the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson’s Dance Group Inc. before they are permitted to teach our class. They are trained in the ability to create high quality, safe, and informed teaching and learning practices, specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s.

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