Dance & Parkinson’s Movement/Dance classes

Documentary Film Lab collaboration with Dance & Parkinson's program

The Mason Gross School Dance Department continues to partner with the New Jersey Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to present a series of movement classes for people with Parkinson’s disease.

The classes take place Wednesdays at RWJ Fitness Center in New Brunswick and Saturdays at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center on the Douglass Campus. Instructors guide participants through a series of gentle stretches, posture supports, and joint articulations, as well as balance, stability, and locomotion activities that are meant to be both challenging and fun.

An annual schedule of classes is planned each academic year, beginning in the fall. Fall and spring sessions include 20 classes in two facilities:
  • 10 weeks of classes on Wednesday mornings from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness Center, New Brunswick
  • 10 weeks of classes on Saturday mornings, from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. at Studio 110, Nicholas Music Center in the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center on Douglass campus

Spring classes will begin March 2020. A full schedule will be available January 2020.