About Dance for PD® workshops and seminars
Since 2007, more than 300 people from 30 states and six countries have participated in Dance for PD® (Parkinson's Disease) workshops and professional development seminars, developed and produced by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group.
Our workshops are designed to enrich, inform and inspire a diverse group of individuals who want to learn about the unique approach of this internationally acclaimed community arts & health program from its original creators.
This seminar is designed to provide physical and occupational therapists and students, social workers, and allied health professionals an inside look into the Dance for PD® program, and to learn about the program's best practices and methods. During this Dance for PD® seminar, our specially-created training modules and interactive sessions will provide a wealth of information to attendees, who will also have the opportunity to participate in an actual Dance for Parkinson's class with members of the local Parkinson's community.
Time and location
The seminar will take place on Thursday, October 4 from 10 am - 5 pm at the Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122.
Thursday, October 4
10:00-11:00 Introduction to Dance for PD®
11:00-12:30 Dance for Parkinson's community class
12:30-1:15 Lunch and conversation
1:15-4:00 Seminar Modules: Core principles; what to expect; safety; teaching best practices; introduction to exercise design
4:00-4:30 Integrating improvisation into your practice
4:30-5:00 Wrap up
Tuition for the all-day seminar is $85 per person ($75 for Dance for PD® members), $55 for full- or part-time students. Scholarships and financial aid are available to those demonstrating need. Catered lunch will be available for an additional $10 if requested. You may also bring your own lunch.
Enrollment is limited, and seminar places are available on a first-registered first-reserved basis. Our workshops and seminars tend to become fully subscribed very quickly.