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Volume 3 of our best-selling Dance for PD® At Home series--available here as Streaming Video on Demand--might just be the best yet. A brand new set of dances reaches across styles and genres to inspire you to explore movement with creativity, confidence, grace and a sense of contagious fun. Volume 3 builds on the skills learned in Volumes 1 and 2 and provides exciting material that you'll want to start as soon as the disc arrives.
Like the first two Volumes, which have thousands of enthusiastic users in more than 30 countries, this disc features a complete class from the internationally-acclaimed dance program developed by Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group.
Dance for PD founding teachers John Heginbotham, David Leventhal and Misty Owens from the Mark Morris Dance Group incorporate dynamic, expressive movement from modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap and critically-acclaimed Mark Morris repertory to create accessible, stimulating dances for all. Like Volume 1, this class features seated and standing dances, and a teacher is always on screen to demonstrate both seated and standing versions.
Music by Stephen Foster, "Fats" Waller, Bizet and Tchaikovsky sparkles with energy in pianist William Wade's beloved arrangements.
Highlights include excerpts from Mark Morris' Dido and Aeneas, a dance about shooting stars, an homage to baseball, and a jazzy lunge exercise that sways with style. A graceful reverence rounds out an innovative, stimulating experience that you'll want to enjoy again and again.
This video features:
Two options on one video: start learning in our "practice class" and move on to the expedited "through class" when you're ready for a slightly more constant pace
Order today and let the power of dance and music help you, your friends or your loved ones discover a sense of physical confidence, grace, and expressiveness.
From Seoul to Sydney, Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, people with Parkinson’s and their families are experiencing the joys and benefits of dance thanks to Dance for PD®, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Strong global demand has ignited program initiatives that deliver rigorous teacher training in seven languages and on six continents as well as an instructional media and digital streaming portfolio available to anyone with an internet connection or DVD player. Our 10 New York flagship programs embrace residents in all five boroughs and reach an ever-widening demographic that includes people under 60 with early onset Parkinson’s. The program collaborates with an enviable range of such academic, artistic and medical partners as Lincoln Center, Kaiser Permanente, Canada’s National Ballet School and Harvard Medical School. Recommended by medical professionals around the world, Dance for PD® plays a critical role in promoting opportunities for people with Parkinson’s to find empowerment, dignity and community through a creative, artistic and musical approach to living well.
“In the consultation room, I often get on mysoap box and give a little lecture about the importance of physical activity,social interaction, mental stimulation...and Dance for PD gives all three of those.
Neil Mahant, MD
Neurologist, Westmead Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia