Dance for PD Master Class Richmond

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Simply Ballroom

3549 Courthouse Rd.

Richmond, VA 23236

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Come move with us

The Modlin Center for the Arts, Mark Morris Dance Group, Richmond Parkinson's Dance Project and Simply Ballroom are pleased to present a Dance for PD community master class on Saturday, January 26 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

This class is free of charge for people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and care partners.

We look forward to dancing with you!

About the class

In Dance for PD® classes, participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Born from the idea that people with Parkinson’s could benefit from the insight and specific techniques and methods used by dancers to guide their own bodies and minds, Dance for PD® strives to increase coordination, balance, flexibility, and strength through music and movement from a broad range of dance styles. In classes led by professionally-trained dancers and musicians, participants experience the grace, fluidity, and power of dance in a social, joyful, and supportive environment.

This internationally-acclaimed, multiple award-winning program, first developed collaboratively by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group in 2001, is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. The museum is fully accessible, and staff and volunteers will be on hand to ensure a comfortable visit for all.

No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or standing, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, and Mark Morris company repertory in a non-pressured, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers.


Don't miss Mark Morris Dance Group at the Modlin Center for the Arts!

Renowned for its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and signature use of live music, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma). Since founding the company in 1980, Mark Morris has had a profound impact on the dance world, creating important new works with a singular ability to combine beautiful music, graceful movement, and brilliant wit.

The program will include the lighthearted Dancing Honeymoon, with songs from the 1920s and 1930s; Numerator, set to Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio;” and The Trout, a new work performed to Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

Performances are Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Jepson Theatre.

For tickets, go online or call (804) 289-8980.



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