BV Dance with Parkinson Program ©

Thanks to the generous support of the Victoria Foundation, a new community dance program is now being offered at Ballet Victoria
BV Dance with Parkinson Program ©

Dancing introduces new possibilities for individuals with Parkinson’s (PD).
Dance for PD® improves strength, fluidity of movement, flexibility, stamina and balance. Dancing with music also enhances balance and gait fluidity, as well as reduces the risk of falls.
The social aspect of dancing stimulates conversation and thinking. It brings about a sense of community and belonging.

The Facility
Our facility offers a wheelchair accessible studio and portable ballet barres, which allow individuals with varying levels of mobility to attend. Additional seating is available for caregivers and volunteers to partake.

The Program
Classes start with warm-up exercises in a seated position. Depending on individual choice or ability, one dances standing or sitting. Volunteers* and caregiver participation is encouraged.
The experience: social interaction, expression and fun, is uplifting and inspiring for everyone involved.

When: Tuesdays at Ballet Victoria, ground floor studio. 12:15 PM -1:30 PM.  Starting on March 17, 2020.
Where: 643 Broughton Street.
Parking: A passenger drop-off spot is available at the front door. For special parking needs, please call 250-380-6063.
Accessibility: A wheelchair ramp and accessible washrooms are available.
Attire: Please wear comfortable clothing and socks or bare feet.
Refreshments: Water and cookies provided.
Price: By donation.

 

Please contact the BV office with questions or to register: 250-380-6063

* Volunteer training is available upon request.

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