Parkinson’s & More

Parkinson’s & More
movement.exercise.dance

Dance and movement classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and neurological disorders have stimulated research, an indication that the medical community acknowledges the benefits of dance for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders including Autism, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and stroke.

  • Benefits of Dance
  • Relieves debilitating symptoms
  • Aids short-term mobility
  • Significantly improves stability
  • Contributes to social inclusion and artistic expression
  • Helps to loosen tight joints
  • Improves overall movement
  • Lifts spirits
  • Classes use dance combinations and repetition with focus on grace and personal success
  • Piano accompaniment allows for adjustment of music for individuals

About

Our instructors have received special training sponsored by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson’s group in Brooklyn, New York. Ballet Spartanburg offers the only class of this design in the Upstate for these individual needs. Carlos Aqudelo, Artistic Director and Elaine Lang, teach the class.

Location/Time ( New COVID-19 times)

Classes will begin Tuesday, September 14th in our studios with new COVID-19 protocol. Please sign the COVID-19 Ballet Spartanburg waiver and the Chapman Cultural Center COVID-19 waiver. Classes will take place every Tuesday at 10am-11am at the Ballet Spartanburg Dance Center Studios on the first floor of the East Wing at the Chapman Cultural Center. The first class of the month is followed by a monthly meeting of the Spartanburg Parkinson Association.

 For more information, please email Carlos Agudelo at cagudelo@spartanarts.org or call the Ballet Spartanburg office 864-583-0339.

Sponsorship

Ballet Spartanburg is honored to partner with JM Smith Foundation to sponsor free classes to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders. Thank you JM Smith Foundation and Southeastern Printing.

J M Smith Foundation Logo Parkinson's and More Logo

Help keep Dance Alive

 

Donate today

Ballet Spartanburg

Education. Outreach. Performance.

The joyful picture above of children from Sidewalk Hope, an inner city ministry in Spartanburg, captures the essence and innocence of joy, hope, and the connections that are created when we dance.  Sidewalk Hope participated in the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg! community event, a fundraiser in partnership with 10 local organizations. The picture above reflects opportunity, joy, happiness, dance and above all, who we are as an organization: education, outreach and performance. We will present So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg!, March 31, 2022. Please look for our event as we post information later this summer.

The happiness in dancing on stage is reflected in this precious little dancer's eyes and body.  Arms open, lights aglow,  feet planted firmly on the stage, basking joyfully from a successful performance. This is the feeling we have as we anticipate returning to the stage this October with the premiere of Carlos Agudelo's, The Wizard of Oz.. Ballet Spartanburg and its Board of Trustees and staff will monitor and adjust all health and safety precautions as directed by the CDC. We are ready to to dance. We are ready to see our audience. We are ready.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

Error Message