*Please note that this class will take place at WakeMed: 3000 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610*
Parking: You may park in the handicapped lot in front of the health park until it is full, and then please park in the P1 Visitor parking garage (we will provide parking passes!)
This class is modeled after the Dance for PD® program, developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group, and our instructors have attended their training workshops in Brooklyn.
Participants will learn choreography in a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, and folk, and will also have opportunities to improvise, creating unique movement sequences. A typical class includes movement done seated, standing, and locomoting, with adaptations offered based on each individual’s level of comfort and mobility.
American Dance Festival is proud to offer our NEW Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.
About the instructors:
Susan Saenger is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, a licensed professional counselor in the State of North Carolina, and a certified personal health and fitness trainer. Susan began dancing when she was just 5 years old and had the formative privilege to be exposed to creative movement at that early age. As a child she spent years studying ballet and modern dance. As an adult she continued her exploration into African Dance, Tai Chi and Yoga. From 1990-1992 Susan performed with Orts Theatre of Dance in Tucson AZ. From 1997-2007, Susan was a member of Choreo Collective, a Triangle-based collective for dancers and choreographers, serving as Treasurer and, later, as Co-Director. She helped produce at least 20 programs of original choreography over 10 years. In 2011, Susan took the Mark Morris Dance for PD teacher training. She began teaching Dance for Parkinson’s with Lindsay Voorhees in 2014.
Lindsay Voorhees is an occupational therapist (OTR/L), currently working on the spinal cord team at WakeMed Rehab in Raleigh. Trained in ballet from middle school through college, Lindsay has continued to expand her dance repertoire, choreograph, and teach in various capacities, including repertory groups and a therapeutic camp setting for children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. She believes that, as an embodied creative art, dance has great potential to positively impact mental and physical health, and she is committed to making dance accessible to everyone. Lindsay has been leading the Dance for Parkinson’s program with Susan Saenger since 2014.
American Dance Festival is proud to offer these Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.
About This Event
WakeMed Health and Hospitals, 3000 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610
December 16, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm