The PD Moves Project is a dance program for persons with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers/spouses. The program was founded in Cedar Rapids in 2016 by Tallis Strub. The material focuses largely on social dance styles like Tango and Waltz, and also utilizes elements of Jazz, Tap, and Ballet to inspire movement combinations and variations.
Benefits of the program are wide ranging in terms of physical benefits as exercise is a key ingredient to the management of PD symptoms. As we add elements of music, rhythm, and social engagement, we begin to see both mental and physical benefits among participants.
There is much to be said about the element of fun too!
Partnership with Des Moines University
Suspended until 2021 - Dates TBD
Each Fall and Spring semester, an 8-week program is offered to students of DMU, and Parkinson's patients to take a weekly ballroom dance workshop together. Students gain an important hands-on experience with participants, while learning a new skill alongside their class partners. This workshop is free to attend, and registration is available through the APDA of Iowa website.
Due the current pandemic, all classes are suspended. Please check back for new information regarding programs in 2021.
"PD Moves" partnered with the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Where:Cannon Studios (Cedar Rapids)
260 33rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Des Moines Ballroom
521 E Locust St. Suite 102
Des Moines, Iowa
Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Free to attend. Please call or email to register.
For more information about the programs mentioned above, please contact or call 515-277-3545.