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Volume 4 of our best-selling Dance for PD® At Home series features an exhilarating new movement experience from the Mark Morris Dance Group's acclaimed, research-backed Dance for PD program.
Dance for PD's first new instructional film in five years, this set of dances delivers a rigorous, stimulating and energetic experience that is designed for those who may want to push themselves to a higher level of dance training. Volume 4 is our first all-standing class that can be equally enjoyed in a chair.
Perfect for newly diagnosed and people living with young onset Parkinson's, this volume is also fully accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of mobility.
Janelle Barry, Lesley Garrison and David Leventhal, Dance for PD master teachers who lead classes throughout Dance for PD's flagship network in New York City and around the world, incorporate dynamic, expressive movement from modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap and critically-acclaimed Mark Morris repertory to create accessible, stimulating dances for all.
Original music by Richard X Bennett, performed by multiple instrumentalists, provides a riveting soundtrack that will make you want to enjoy the video again and again. Filmmaker David Bee's sensitive, insightful direction and editing create a sense of engaging flow that delights the eye.
This video features:
Two options in one film: start learning in our "practice class" and move on to the expedited "through class" when you're ready for a more continuous pace.
Order this digital edition of the film 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.
With your purchase, you can watch this film in multiple ways: online streaming through the Dance for PD website OR Vimeo, downloading and playing files on your computer, and watching via Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and AirPlay. We even have a great viewing option for computer novices that requires minimal set up or navigation!
Please note: this product is a digital stream and download. DVDs are scheduled for release in October 2020. Please click here to join the waitlist for a DVD.
Read a Q&A with program director David Leventhal, who shares his thoughts about the film's highlights and unique features.
"I feel that the skill, talent, joy and spirit of the instructors diminishes the challenges of the disease, both physically and emotionally. These classes are the highlight of my week."—Dance for PD participant, New York City
"Dance for PD has restored my confidence and is my weekly ray of light."—Dance for PD participant, New York City
"The exercises are easy to follow and have done wonders for my body. I think this is an extraordinary gift to all of us who have Parkinson's."—Dance for PD participant, New York City
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.