Rx Movement, established in 2017 is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the benefits of dance with individuals who have Parkinson's and other movement disorders. We also share the therapeutic benefits of dance with other populations. Dance is for Everyone!!
Roseann Eliseo founded Rx Movement and developed a Dance Program for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's Adaptive Sports Program.Our classes are weekly on Zoom and we now have an in person class once a month held at the Medford Public Library.
Rx Movement mentors Physical Therapy Doctorate Students from Sargent College at Boston University who have shared their studies with our dancers to fulfill their Practicum. We are honored to also have volunteers from Tufts University Occupational Health Program who volunteer for our in person classes. Our PT/OT volunteers keep our dancers safe and this increases their confidence and ability.
Roseann Eliseo has trained with the Mark Morris Dance Company's 'Dance for PD' curriculum in New York City. Roseann is also the owner of Wedding Dance Boston and is a certified instructor with the National DanceTeachers Association.
Dance is therapeutic for individuals/dancers with Parkinson's and other motor-symptom disorders. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine conducted by the Albert Einstien College of Medicine discovered that "dancing can decidedly improve brain health". Dr. Peter Wayne, from the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, states that dance "improves strength, flexibility as well as cognitive performance".
Dancing is a joyful experience that breaks isolation. It is a fun, stimulating activity shared with individuals, caregivers and community.
Beth Isreal Hospital Aneurysm Foundation Presentation 2019
Experience the joy of movement in many dance styles including tango, waltz, ballet, flamenco, show tunes and even Flashmobs!! This is a social setting where we train our bodies and minds. Classes are modified to accommodate all levels and we encourage an enjoyable and safe environment. No prior dance experience is necessary. Participants may bring their own dance partner, but it is not required. We also have Physicalvolunteers in our classes.
Dance is for Everyone!!
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