Dance for PD

Gaillard Center and Mark Morris Dance Group, in partnership with Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, present:

A free movement class for persons with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners

Sunday, April 10
11am – 12pm (Please arrive by 10:45am)

  • Class offered free of charge.
  • Taught by Dance for PD-trained teaching artists from the Mark Morris Dance Group and including excerpts from Pepperland, which pays homage to the Beatles’ landmark “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album.
  • No experience necessary.  All levels of ability and mobility are welcome.
  • Registration is required. Register below.
  • COVID requirements for this class include proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Masks are required for the Dance for PD class.
  • Parking is available in the City of Charleston Garage adjacent to the Gaillard Center at 33 Alexander St.
  • Wear comfort clothing that allows easy movement.
  • People are welcome to dance in comfortable shoes or in socks.
  • For questions or for information about Dance for PD – including online classes and instructional videos – visit https://danceforparkinsons.org/ or call 1-800-957-1046.

Dance for PD Registration

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About Dance for PD

Dance for PD®, a program of Mark Morris Dance Group, was born from the idea that people with Parkinson’s disease could benefit from the insight and specific techniques and methods used by dancers to guide their own bodies and minds. This award-winning, research-backed program 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, participants experience the grace, fluidity and power of dance in a social, joyful and supportive environment. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or moving across the floor, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, creative improvisation, tap, social dancing and Mark Morris company repertory while music energizes, enriches and empowers. 

Classes modeled after Dance for PD are available in more than 300 communities in 25 countries around the world.  For more information about Dance for PD classes and resources, please visit www.danceforpd.org or call 800-957-1046. To learn more about the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s, please visit https://danceforparkinsons.org/resources/research.