More than 10 million people struggle with Parkinson’s disease globally. For those affected, tremors, stiff limbs and poor balance are commonplace, but one fun activity can help ease the symptoms – dance.
In collaboration with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, for two years, Ballet Arizona has hosted a Dance for Parkinson’s class every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. On Feb. 3, the Ballet will add another Dance for Parkinson’s class to its lineup on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., offering even more opportunities for those with Parkinson’s to develop flexibility, establish confidence and connect body and mind.
WHO: Ballet Arizona
WHAT: A new class added to Ballet Arizona’s lineup of Dance for Parkinson’s classes, allowing those affected by the disease to learn moves that improve their everyday lives. For class information and to register, visit balletaz.org.
WHEN: Ongoing Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Ongoing Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Ballet Arizona, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
COST: $5 per class