Parkinson’s & More

Parkinson’s & More
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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

Classes meet September - June, the first and third Friday of each month at 11:00 am. 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.

Starting in the fall of 2018, we are pleased to announce the class will meet every week at a10 am. We will add this to our calendar on our website to keep all classes current.

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. We are also honored to have our new logo for Parkinson's & More designed by Shannon Kemp of Southeastern Printing and to have have Southeastern Printing provide our materials for the program at no cost. Thank you JM Smith Foundation and Southeastern Printing.

J M Smith Foundation Logo Parkinson's and More Logo

Beauty & the Beast

October 19 - 21 | Chapman Cultural Center

More Information

Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award

Ballet Spartanburg has received the 2018 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. This award is given each year by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize exemplary artists and arts organizations for the State of South Carolina. “Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not just to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.  As the Arts Commission nears completion of its 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to recognize organizations and individuals who live out the service, commitment and passion that helped the arts here thrive throughout the last half century." S.C. Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz.

Your loyal and continued support allows expansion of  new outreach programs, professional performances and new dance audiences.  We are very appreciative of generous gifts from corporations, individuals and families.  We value your past, present and future support. Every dime matters. Every dollar matters. We hope you will join as a supporter today.

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