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Free Dance for Parkinson’s Events

Free Dance for Parkinson’s Events during Seniors Week

‘Capturing Grace’ Film and Dance for Parkinson’s Class at Queensland Ballet

Date: Sunday, August 16th
Time: 11:45-3:00pm
Cost: Free
Location:Queensland Ballet Studios, Thomas Dixon Centre Crn of Drake and Montague, West End

Join Queensland Ballet and Dance for Parkinson’s Australia for a fun afternoon including an exclusive screening of the Dance for PD documentary ‘Capturing Grace’ and a free Dance for Parkinson’s Community Class.

Capturing Grace is a story about two realms. One is occupied by some of the most acclaimed modern dancers in the world. The other is inhabited by a group of people with Parkinson’s disease. This film is about what happens when those worlds intersect.

–Dave Iverson, filmmaker and director

This film tells the story of some of the original dance and teachers in the Dance For PD program in Brooklyn, New York and as part of Seniors Week is an exclusive showing of the film for the first time in Australia.

Queensland Ballet is pleased to be the first dance company in Australia to introduce Dance for PD. Members of the community are invited to join Queensland Ballet for a free sample Dance for Parkinson’s class. Dance for Parkinson’s Australia program coordinator Erica Rose Jeffrey will lead participants in a 75 minute class inspired by the Company’s repertoire. People at all levels of mobility and ability are welcome. Carers, partners and friends are also welcome to participate. No dance experience is necessary.

12:00-1:00pm Film- Capturing Grace
1:00-1:25pm Light refreshments
1:30-2:45 pm Free Dance for Parkinson’s class

Class is free-registration is required.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=135387
To register please contact QB’s Education Coordinator Jacob Williams via phone on 0730136666 or email jwilliams @ queenslandballet.com.au.

This event is hosted by the Queensland Ballet in association with Dance for Parkinson’s Australia and Ausdance Queensland.

 


Dance for Parkinson’s Free Community Classes

Modeled after the Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, these dance classes are appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced.

No dance experience is required. In chairs, supported, or standing, you will explore elements of dance in a stimulating, enjoyable, non-pressured, social environment. These Community Classes are open to partners, family members, carers and community members and will be taught by Dance for Parkinson’s Australia Program Coordinator-Erica Rose Jeffrey.

Dance for Parkinson’s Community Class- Kenmore

Date:   Monday, August 17th
Time:   1:00pm -3:00pm
1:00-2:00pm-Dance Classes
2:00-3:00pm- Presentation and socializing
Location: Sayers Dance Centre, 1st Floor Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, 9 Brookfield Road, Kenmore QLD 4069 Australia

Registration:

Class is free-registration is required.
For more information and to register please contact Erica Rose Jeffrey:
Mobile: 0412260040
Email: ericarose@danceforparkinsonsaustralia.org

This event is hosted by Sayers Dance Centre in association with Dance for Parkinson’s Australia and Ausdance Queensland.


Dance for Parkinson’s Sample Community Class- Arts Centre Gold Coast

Date:   Wednesday August 19th
Time:   10.30am -11:30am – Dance Class
11.30am – Presentation + Morning Tea
12.30pm – Close
Location: Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Registration:

Class is free-registration is required. Please register online or contact Erica Rose Jeffrey.
http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/dance-for-parkinsons
Password: dance

For questions and further information please contact Erica Rose Jeffrey:
Mobile: 0412260040
Email: ericarose@danceforparkinsonsaustralia.org

This event is hosted by the Arts Centre Gold Coast in association with Dance for Parkinson’s Australia and Ausdance Queensland.

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