Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson’s is a fresh and dynamic program of dance and rhythmic-movement classes for people living with PD in the Bay Area. Led by professional dance instructors, we offer classes that are motivating and fun, in an atmosphere of warmth, compassion and understanding. dancemovesme.com
Program Director, Debbie Sternbach, is the Dance Chair for the National Parkinson Foundation’s Bay Area Moving Day®. Together with co-teacher Woodrow Thompson, we have created classes to inspire and empower our students, while working on PD-specific concerns. As described by student Jane Levy, our classes have “an amazing spirit and an exuberance that is contagious!”
Structured after the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD® program, our classes also incorporate strategies from master teacher John Argue’s Parkinson Disease & the Art of Moving and Dr. Becky Farley’s PWR! Moves® program. As described by John Argue, we add our “vivacious artistic skills and showbiz pizzazz” to bring our students an “unforgettable dance experience” (Sam Weber, tap virtuoso and Bessie Award recipient).
Come see why neurologist Dr. Steven J. Holtz, past president of the California Neurology Society, describes Dance Moves Me! like this: “More fun-filled therapy for Parkinson’s can hardly be imagined.”
The following video features instructor Woodrow Thompson and some of our students, the Dance Moves Me! Dynamos, performing one of their favorite seated warm-ups. We invite you to join us and start feeling good!