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Parkinson’s Dance Class with Wendy Morsberger
November 8, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
To register: email or call Judith Ross – firstname.lastname@example.org / 914-328-1900
Date(s) and Time(s): October 18 – December 6: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm
Location: In-person at Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY 10562
Capacity (# of people): 18
Room (if in-person at Bethany): rehearsal studio & gallery space (instructor will announce room in advance of each class day)
Enjoy a dynamic and fun hour of dance and artistic exploration in a group setting! Join our FREE movement class based on the internationally acclaimed Mark Morris Group Dance for PD program with our teachers who are professionally trained in the Dance for PD Method. Come solo or bring a partner, friend or caregiver. No dance experience necessary. Stand up or sit down as you like.
The Parkinson’s dance class is based on the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD program, a collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group. Our teachers are professional dancers trained in the Dance for PD® method. Weekly classes present movement sequences drawn from ballet, jazz, modern dance, musical theater, folk dance, tap, improvisation, and social dancing to create a dynamic and enjoyable hour of dance and a social experience. Classes address PD specific concerns: balance, coordination, flexibility, gait, fluidity of movement, and physical confidence while simultaneously tapping creativity.
Wendy Morsberger bio: Wendy Morsberger, trained at School of the Dayton Ballet and Buffalo Ballet Center, eventually making her way to the Royal Ballet School. After a performance career, culminating in the Royal Ballet (England) and Frankfurt Ballet (Frankfurt, Germany) taught ballet, pointe and injury prevention at Boston Ballet, Harvard and more dance schools in Boston and Westchester. A trained physical therapist holding an MS in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals, Wendy has trained in the acclaimed Mark Morris Dance for PD program in Brooklyn, NY.
Steffi Nossen School of Dance and Center for Movement: Founded as a modern dance school in 1937 by dance legend Steffi Nossen, the school, managed by the not-for-profit Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation offers the highest quality, developmentally appropriate dance instruction and performance opportunities for all ages and abilities. From preschoolers through seniors, students have the opportunity to learn a range of dance forms including modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, yoga and composition, workshops and short courses in world dance forms. The diverse and cross-cultural menu of offerings reflects our philosophy that dance is universal and a unique form of education that develops the body, mind, spirit and character. Our engaging conservatory style classes challenge each student to strive for personal excellence in a supportive, inclusive, non-competitive environment. Our educationally sound, sequential curriculum fosters technical growth and exploration through dance.