Mason Gross Parkinson's workshops

 

The Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts presents Parkinson's and Dance: Moving Theory and Practice Forward, a two-day artistic/scholarly residency for people with Parkinson’s (PWP), caregivers, health care professionals, and students, on October 15 and 16, 2014.

The event features Pamela Quinn and David Leventhal, renowned teacher-educators on dance and Parkinson’s, and guest lecturers from the regional medical community including the Rutgers Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience and The Parkinson Alliance.

Schedule of Events  (All events held in Studio 110, Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus, unless otherwise noted.)

Wednesday, October 15

4–5:30 p.m.
Dance Class for People with Parkinson’s (PWP) taught by Pamela Quinn
People who have difficulty with balance should be accompanied by an aide or caregiver.

5:30–7 p.m.
Dinner for guests and caregivers provided

7–8 p.m.
Coping Strategies to Manage Your Parkinson’s
Lecture/demonstration by Pamela Quinn for physical and occupational therapists, nurses, PWPs, and their caregivers.

Thursday, October 16

4–5:30 p.m.
Dance for PD, taught by David Leventhal
People who have difficulty with balance should be accompanied by an aide or caregiver.

5:30–7 p.m.
Dinner for guests and caregivers provided

7–8:30 p.m.
PD: The Science of Living: Its Impact on Us, Our Impact on It
Panel and Discussion at Loree Studio Theater—transportation from Nicholas Music Center provided for PWP and caregivers

For reservations and more information, please contact Carol Larkin via email or at 848-932-1345.

Parkinson's and Dance is presented by the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts and offered in partnership with Rutgers GAIA Center 2014–2015 Global Health! Biennial Initiative, CareOne of New Jersey, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.