Calling all movement enthusiasts! Spring Mill Dance Academy in Ivyland, is now proudly offering ‘DanceAbility,’ a dance and rhythmic movement class for individuals of all abilities and their care partners!
Dance and rhythmic movement is an aerobic activity that decreases pain and improves balance, cardiovascular health, coordination, endurance, memory and movement.
Neuroplasticity is the rewiring of the brain and nervous system in response to new information/behaviors or challenges. Incorporating dance into one’s recreational activities can increase the neuroplastic process in the brain since it requires multisensory activation and can positively effect physical fitness, cognition and brain plasticity during the aging process.
All ‘DanceAbility’ classes begin with deep breathing and gentle stretching from head to toe. Throughout the body of class, Brain Gym exercises, which are specifically designed to improve functioning of the brain, along with activities to enhance coordination and balance are explored.
Basic elements of ballet, ballroom and line dancing will be intertwined throughout sessions to promote proper body alignment, body carriage and memory retention. Most importantly, all classes are designed to encourage and motivate dancers to use their own unique sense of creative self-expression.
The studio in which class takes place is equipped with barres attached to the wall, as well as portable center barres and sturdy chairs. This helps to make all activities introduced accessible for all participants, no matter their level of movement ability.
Care partners are also welcome and encouraged to attend! Classes are led by Jessica Pescatore, BA in Dance and MA in Movement Therapy.
Guided by Dr. Galina Tsypis, PT, DPT from LevinWell Fitness & Rehab. Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am.
Spring Mill Dance Academy (located inside Spring Mill Athletic Club), 173 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland PA 18974.
Contact Lauren at 215-328-9400 or email@example.com to register now!
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