Movement Classes

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Movement Classes

Movement is a part of our daily lives, from waking up in the morning to taking a walk around our neighborhoods. Nobody deserves to lose the freedom of movement. We’re here to help you stay active. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that strongly affects movement. Movement classes have a variety of benefits that may help combat Parkinson’s disease, such as improving balance, endurance and motor skills. 

 

You will find below a calendar listing of all movement classes that are available. We encourage you to book an appointment below to explore if movement classes are the right option for you.

Parkinson's Dance Class

Dance classes for people affected by Parkinson’s disease will be presented this fall by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Institute for Arts in Medicine in partnership with Southern Danceworks.

 

Explore elements of dance in a non-pressured, enjoyable, energizing social environment. Instructors from Southern Danceworks will address participants’ coordination, strength and balance. Care partners are welcome, and all participants are encouraged to wear tennis shoes or socks.

 

Classes will be Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at noon Oct. 12-Nov. 18. All classes will take place at the Dance Foundation, 1715 27th Court South, Homewood, AL 35209. Classes are $5 each or $50 for the entire semester. Fee includes participant and care partner. Payment can be paid via card, cash or check at the beginning of the classes.

 

Please feel free to email Lauren at laurenme@uab.edu with any questions!

These classes are made possible through the generous support of the Parkinson Association of Alabama.