Flynn Education

Movement for Parkinson's Dance Program

June 11- August 29
Tuesdays 12:00-1:15 at Senior Center
Thursdays 10 am Zoom

No classes July 4, 23, or 25


About

Movement for Parkinson's is about more than moving and dancing, it's about gathering together and creating joy. In this class, building a strong community is just as paramount as building a strong body. There is no one way to dance! Each dancer is encouraged to modify movements to meet their own comfort level. This class provides a fun, welcoming, and creative environment where people can explore the potential of their own movement at any age or stage of Parkinson's.

 

TOGETHER WE WORK ON

  • Increasing range of motion
  • Core strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
  • Posture
  • Expression
  • Creativity

 

WHAT OUR DANCERS ARE SAYING

“Parkinson’s is a lousy diagnosis and this class is an amazing, amazing experience… I couldn’t have found a better group of people to go through this with.”  

“This class has really brought me on a magical movement journey that I never would have imagined could happen for me.”

“Dancing with sara is the best thing about having Parkinson’s. Admittedly the list of things to love about this disease is short!   But the truth is her dance classes and the strong community of us who dance together is something that I am grateful for every day. It gives me strength—both physical and mental! It brightens my outlook and brings me joy. Thank you sara!”

 

CURIOUS ABOUT JOINING US AS A DANCER? 

Register using the link above and we will be in touch to answer any questions you may have. 

 

INSPIRED TO JOIN US A VOLUNTEER TEACHING ASSISTANT?

Do you have a background as a mover, dancer, choreographer, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech language pathologist, yoga teacher, or somatic bodywork teacher? We would love to hear from you. Please reach out to education@flynnvt.org and we can tell you more about the program and the crucial role our teaching assistants play in making it happen. 

 

Class information from instructor sara McMahon

 

CLASS

  • If you are participating via Zoom, it is most important that find a chair that offers stability and allows you to move comfortably. Ensure that you have 360 degrees of space (extend arms and legs to reach all around). Please look around your space and remove any obstacles such as, canes, walkers, plants, rugs, or pets. It is fine to stop whenever you need to for medication or water breaks.  Good to have a water bottle right next to chair within your reach. I want to encourage people to participate with a loved one at home for maximum safety (and enjoyment). If at anytime you are feeling discomfort with a movement please stop and find a movement that is in your range of motion, flexibility and level of comfort.
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DISCLAIMER

Movement for Parkinson's is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition. MfPD strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise or dance program.

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or dance program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in these online dance classes, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Movement for Parkinson’s and M sara McMahon from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of MfPD negligence.

All content of Movement for PD may not be copied or used for any commercial, promotional or other business purpose.  I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents.  I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above.

 

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This class is free. Thank you to all the generous donors who support this program! Contact education@flynnvt.org or 802-652-4571 with any questions.

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