Virtual Dance for Parkinson’s Class with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Fridays 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Classes run weekly from January 12, 2024 – May 24, 2024
*No class on March 29th
Instructor: Lindsey Kaine
The class is built on the fundamental premise that professionally trained dancers are movement experts with knowledge that can benefit people with PD. In addition to best practices for stretching and strengthening their muscles, dancers are deeply in tune with balance and rhythm.
Most importantly, dancers routinely use sight, touch, sound – as well as their own thoughts and imagination – to control their movements. PBT’s Dance for Parkinson’s instructors receive specialized training in the Dance for PD® methodology. The class is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or standing, participants explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing in a laidback, social environment enriched by live music.
Join us weekly for the Dance for PD classes on Zoom. All participants are asked to take class in a safe environment with a sturdy chair nearby. No dance experience required! Participants and caregivers are invited to attend class together. A Zoom link will be sent to participants one day before each class.
Lindsey Kaine: Originally from Maryland, Lindsey Kaine has lived in Pittsburgh for almost 10 years and fully considers it home now. Lindsey was a dancer through college and has worked with dance companies in education, production, and artistic administration her whole career. She is constantly inspired by the creativity of the people and company of artists at PBT and hopes to bring that into her work with the Transformation Team. She is thrilled to be a part of this team that is helping to lead change at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as well as the dance and ballet field as a whole.
To register for class email [email protected]
There is not a fee, but donations are accepted.