Dance and Parkinson's disease have a synergistic relationship. One opposing the other: while Parkinson's disease attempts to diminish your movement, dance rebels against it to inspire big fluid movements.
PWP Dance uses the creative powers of dance to enhance the exploration of different movement possibilities. This class combines easy to follow dance moves with catchy music, and will leave you sweating and singing along. Class participants will experience dance in its many forms, while in the process of stretching, strengthening, and facilitating coordination and balance.
This class will promote learning of body position, awareness, and alignment.
PWP Dance is appropriate for all fitness levels.
The pilot program is a weekly one hour class that runs for 10 weeks, starting at the end of September. Classes are led by a renowned dance instructor, Leah Wickes.
About the instructor
Leah Wickes BFA, RAD
With passion, thoughtfulness and curiosity, Leah engages and inspires the participants she works with. She received a BFA in dance from SFU and trained further in NYC and San Francisco. Leah performs, choreographs and teaches both children and adults. She is the owner of Pacific Dance Centre in Victoria.
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Q: WHAT LEVEL OF FITNESS DO I NEED?
Classes are taught by a trained instructor and facilitated by volunteers to help adapt any movement, so it is a safe class for all fitness levels.
Q: CAN I BRING A FRIEND?
Of course! Care partners, friend, and family members are encouraged to register as well.
Q: HOW MUCH IS IT TO REGISTER?
All classes at PWP are financially barrier-free. We encourage individuals to support us by making donations to promote the creation of more programs such as this!
Q: WHAT ARE THE DATES AND TIMES AGAIN?
Classes run every Tuesday from 10am-11am for 10-weeks. Pre-registration is required for the set of classes.
Q: WHERE IS THE CLASS?
Dance Victoria Studios: 2750 Quadra Street
Q: HOW CAN I GET TO DANCE VICTORIA STUDIOS?
BC Transit: Bus #4 or #6 will get you closest to the studio. Click HERE to plan your trip.
Driving: There is ample parking at the studio.