Krannert Center Teaches Dance to People with Parkinson’s

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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts offers monthly dance classes to people with Parkinson’s in the Champaign-Urbana area. Dance instructors Kate Kuper and Marianne Jarvi offer what some call a ‘support group’; stretching, simple dance moves, uplifting music and socialization among those experiencing similar difficulties.

The classes are free, and open to anyone with Parkinson’s, or those over 50 with flexibility, balance and mobility issues.

View the full class schedule and learn more about the program at the Krannert Center website.

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About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.