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Moving with Parkinson's: Our local GR Ballet has a brand new groove

When one thinks of ballet, folks often envision well-toned bodies or that moment when you realize as a child that men can wear tights, too, but with padded protection. But often today, this narrow definition is being cracked wide open as people with disabilities take to the stage more and more in this movement-rooted arts genre. 

On Tuesday, April 17, our Grand Rapids Ballet—Michigan’s only professional ballet company—welcomes community members with Parkinson’s as well as doctors, physical therapists, and other professionals  working in this field to join Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Director Attila Mosolygo for a thrilling 45-minute “Moving with Parkinson’s” dance class.

Over the years, we have learned that dance can be an effective therapeutic tool, helping those afflicted with Parkinson's disease to stay fit. This live piano accompanied class seeks to engage attendees with dance steps that will increase one’s confidence to keep moving but also provide a social space for othering to blossom at this innovative event. 

This free open house will provide an excellent opportunity to network with professionals in the industry as well as other patients and community supporters.

For more information, call 616-454-4771.
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