Parkinson's Movement: Dance for PD ~ Healing Movement to Music for Parkinson's & Movement-Related Disorders (Online)

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This class uses various dance techniques and styles to address balance, flexibility, movement range and rhythm in a safe and enjoyable environment. It is based on the acclaimed Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Research has found that dance techniques can be helpful to those with Parkinson’s and other mobility disorders including shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking and gait. Caregivers are welcome to accompany student for free. Taught by Susanne Liebich, trained in Dance for PD; certified in therapeutic dance and movement.

View a demonstration of the class from the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-dzCc--1rQ

Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body


sessions

July 8 - August 19
Thu 10:30 AM - Thu 11:30 AM

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instructor

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Susanne Liebich

Susanne Liebich has been a dance and certified movement instructor, a choreographer and program director for over 30 years. She was one of the first Certified Dance for PD instructors in the world, and is on the Emerson Hospital Parkinson’s Disease Committee.  She was the recipient of a charitable foundation which is earmarked for cultural programming for the Dance for PD community. As a Senior Fitness Expert, she has expanded her exercise regime to include movement which enhances and sustains the health of the aging adult.  She takes a balanced, holistic approach to exercise blending traditional, expressive and therapeutic movement to create overall health and wellbeing. In addition to Steinberg Wellness Center, she works at independent senior, assisted living and memory communities in the Greater Boston area.   In addition to being Certified in Dance for PD®, she has certifications in Stott Pilates®, Black Belt Nia®, Moving to Heal® and Total Barre®.  Most recently, her classes include instruction in both therapeutic dance and injury prevention for older adults and other special population groups with limited mobility such as individuals with Parkinson’s, MS and arthritis.