Dancing is such a joyous activity, there’s nothing better than moving through space to wonderful music! Sharing dance with older people and the many benefits it affords brings me deep satisfaction. Being able to explore with older participants the possibilities of dance for them, whether they are highly active or have mobility issues, is extremely rewarding. My quest is to spread the joy and many benefits of dance for older people both through my classes and projects as well as training for other dance and health practitioners.
What I like most about class is Gail’s joy, the music and the clever moves to match the music. My balance and agility is improving as is my coordination and getting left & right and I’m less stiff. YYCD participant with Parkinson’s.
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“While music alone can unlock people with Parkinsonism…an ideal combination of music and movement is provided by dance.” Oliver Sacks, renowned neurologist
"Young people can dance steps, but you have to be much older to really dance." George Balanchine, choreographer
"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once." Friedrich Nietzsche
"Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order." Samuel Beckett, playwright