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.
Rx Movement is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the benefits of dance with individuals who have Parkinson's and other movement disorders.
Since 2017 Roseann has lead a Dance Class for Parkinson's participants/dancers at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Center in Medford Massachusetts. The program is part of Spaulding Adaptive Sports and is co-hosted by Sara Crandall, DPT. Many Doctorate Occupational and Physical Therapy students volunteer with us from Sergent College at Boston University and Tufts University Rehabilitation Doctorate Program.
Roseann Eliseo has trained with the Mark Morris Dance Company's 'Dance for PD' curriculum in New York City. Roseann is also the Director of Wedding Dance Boston. She is a certified dance instructor with the National DanceTeachers Association.
Experience the joy of movement in many dance styles including tango, waltz, ballet, flamenco and even show tunes. 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 volunteers in our classes.
Please contact us for more information.
Your contributions will enable us to fund dance programs that bring Parkinson's dancers together with their family and community.
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