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Dance Zone
1113 Lincoln Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: +1 906 2361457

E-mail: marge@ dancezonemqt.org

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ONGOING:

Sundays - Contras and Community Dance

Mondays - Square Dance class and Mainstream session

Tuesdays -

Salsa Exercise Class, International Folk Dance

Thursdays - Ballroom Class

Saturdays - Square and Ballroom Dances

CLASSES:

Square Dance

Ballroom

Belly Dance

 

 

 

Dance Zone The Place to Dance in Marquette County 1113 Lincoln Avenue Marquette, MI 49855 906-236-1457 marge@dancezonemqt.org Please bring clean-soled low-tread shoes to protect the floor and dancers' knees.
Dance ZoneThe Place to Dance in Marquette County1113 Lincoln AvenueMarquette, MI  49855906-236-1457marge@dancezonemqt.org Please bring clean-soled low-tread shoes to protect the floor and dancers' knees.    

Movement and Dance for Those with Parkinson's

New at Dance Zone:  We now offer a class in Movement and Dance for Those with Parkinson's Disease.  The class is jointly sponsored by Dance Zone and Lake Superior Hospice.  Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:15 PM and Saturdays, 1-2:15 PM.

 

Our class is based on Dance for PD class developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn. 

 

Why Dance for Parkinson's?   See the article.

– Press Release –

Dance Zone to Offer Dancing and Movement for Those with Parkinson’s Disease Class.

Parkinson’s Disease affects around 1.5 million Americans each year.  The disease is characterized by movement disorders, such as tremors, postural instability, difficulty in walking and controlling movement.  The Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn developed the Dancing for PD program in 2001; this program has had considerable success in reducing the symptoms and delaying their progression. 

Dance Zone is now offering a dance program based on the Mark Morris Dancing for PD program.  Marge Sklar, owner of Dance Zone and teacher in the PD dance program, has recently studied with the Brooklyn group and is working on full-fledged certification in this style.  Our program is based on the Brooklyn program, but takes UP culture and weather into consideration as well.  All movements in the class can be done from either a seated or a standing position.  One class member recently remarked “Who would have thought you could get so much movement in while sitting in a chair?!”  Absolutely no dance experience is required.  Class is geared toward those who come on a particular day and fun is guaranteed!

Studies show that dancing can: improve quality of life; improve balance, gait and postural stability; decrease or lessen severity of tremor; reduce the likelihood of falls; decrease rigidity often associated with PD; improve control over hand and facial muscles.  Furthermore, the benefits of dance often carry over into everyday life competencies. 

Those who are ready to take control over their Parkinson’s symptoms are encouraged to come to one or several of our Dancing and Movement for Those with Parkinson’s sessions.  The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:15 PM and Saturdays from 1-2:15 PM at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave, Marquette.  The class is open to anyone with Parkinson’s and their families and caregivers.  There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.  This class is jointly sponsored by Lake Superior Hospice and Dance Zone.  For more information, call Marge at 906-236-1457.

 

 

 

 

 

The ten points below explain why dance is particularly beneficial for people with Parkinson’s disease.  They are demonstrated in the “Why Dance for Parkinson’s Disease?” DVD (http://danceforparkinsons.org/resources/video-resources)

  1. Dance develops flexibility and instills confidence.
  2. Dance is first and foremost a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to body.
  3. Dance breaks isolation.
  4. Dance invokes imagery in the service of graceful movement.
  5. Dance focuses attention on eyes, ears and touch as tools to assist in movement and balance.
  6. Dance increases awareness of where all parts of the body are in space.
  7. Dance tells stories.
  8. Dance sparks creativity.
  9. The basis of dance is rhythm.
  10. The essence of dance is joy.

http://danceforparkinsons.org/resources

 

 

 

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