Title: Parkinson’s Dance Class with Tara LeVoci
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 5, 12, 19, April 2, 9, 16, 30, May 7, 14, 21 from 1:30-2:30PM
Location: Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY 10562
Instructor: Tara LeVoci
To register, email or call Judith Ross at email@example.com or (914) 328-1900.
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.
This program is brought to you by ArtsWestchester, the Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund, and the Carvel Foundation.
About 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.
Tara LeVoci, School Coordinator of the Steffi Nossen School of Dance, has been teaching at Steffi since 2015. She trained and performed with the Eastern CT Ballet Company, where she was the first student asked to teach for the organization at just 18 years old. After receiving a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan, she performed professionally in musical theater and cheerleading. Continuing her passion for outreach, she brought dance to after school elementary programs in CT, created a ballet program for the Hasidic community in Brooklyn, and taught at studios in Manhattan and the tristate area. A Westchester resident herself, Tara loves serving her community by teaching dance in our outreach programs including adaptive, storybook, and creative movement. At the school, you’ll find Tara teaching classes for all ages from Parent; Toddler to Adult Dance Cardio to Steffi’s Modern Core program. She also teaches our beloved Moving Wheels & Heels adaptive program, as well as our Dance for Parkinson’s classes.