DANCE CLASS FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET'S Dance CLASS For PEOPLE with Parkinson's
San Francisco Ballet, with support from generous donors, the Parkinson's Foundation and Kaiser Foundation, offers a free dance class specially designed for people with Parkinson’s.
These classes emphasize large balletic movements and integrate modern, folk, and social dance, and are designed to honor PD–specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation, and depression.
Class can be done entirely in a chair, or students may choose to progress to standing movement supported by holding a ballet barre and dancing in the center of the room. At the end of each class, all are welcome to join our after–class, informal social gathering.
2023 FALL SCHEDULE
Tuesday Virtual Class on Zoom 12:30–1:30 pm beginning September 5
Saturday Class in Studio 1:30–2:45 pm beginning September 9
Classes are taught by Lead Teacher Cecelia Beam, Master of Science in Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School Faculty Member for Adult Ballet classes at San Francisco Ballet School. Classes are free-of-charge and have live piano accompaniment.
Spouses, family members, friends, and caregivers are all welcome. For more information or to register, contact Cecelia Beam at firstname.lastname@example.org. No previous dance experience is required. Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
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