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Parkinson's disease.


community engagement.

Dancing together with PD is a movement class to music based for people diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and family. 

Suzanne Ryanstrati worked for the National Parkinson's Foundation, Heartland for 7 years teaching class, attending Moving Day and collaborating with the community on creative education projects such as A Tulip Unfolding and Say Yes! as well as giving presentations to medical and pharmacy students.  Ryanstrati completed all levels of training with Dance for PD® to prepare for this program. Dance for PD® is "the Mark Morris Dance Group’s acclaimed, research-backed global program that invites people with Parkinson’s and their families to transform their lives through dance."


Source: Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance for PD®

Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately the dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra, impacting movement and non-movement functions of the brain.  

Source: National Parkinson's Foundation

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