Webinar Recording: Living Well with Parkinson’s through Dance and Movement

With David Leventhal

This webinar was recorded live on August 11, 2020.

In this webinar, founding teacher of Dance for PD® David Leventhal addressed:

  • This history of Dance for PD
  • The benefits of dancing for people living with Parkinson’s (even if you think you can’t dance)
  • Who Dance for PD classes are for and what they’re really about
  • The value of dancing with others
  • What to expect at your first class (and how to participate even if there’s not a program in your area)
  • The importance of exercise (how intense, how much, how often)
  • And much more

Your Instructor for the Webinar

David Leventhal is a founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group that has now been used as a model for classes in more than 300 communities in 25 countries. He leads classes for people with Parkinson’s around the world and trains other teachers in the Dance for PD® approach. He has co-produced three volumes of a successful At Home DVD series for the program and has been instrumental in initiating and designing innovative projects involving live streaming and Moving Through Glass, a dance-based Google Glass App for people with Parkinson’s. He received the 2016 World Parkinson Congress Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson’s Community and was a co-recipient of the 2013 Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award from the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. He graduated from Brown University with honors in English Literature.

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