Every Friday Pam Quinn, a former professional dancer diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1996, leads a class for BPG participants, family members and friends.
Pam shares the methods she has devised to cope with her own movement challenges while leading participants in exercises for voice, body and dance movements. Her teaching method is informed by her dance training and professional experience.
PD Movement LabSM is geared toward problem solving, learning and experimentation. Participants work on balance and stability through games and activities, such as walking on unsteady surfaces, and maneuvering around obstacles. By incorporating the element of surprise in class activities, participants develop reflexes that prepare them for everyday life.
Read the CBS stories on Pam Quinn here.
Why is BPG exercise class for PD called PD Movement Labsm?
- Pam teaches coping strategies to deal with PD movement challenges. Class activities change and are adapted to suit the needs and goals of the people involved.
- Exercises and movement games are geared to problem solving and learning.
- We work together, we share, we experiment, and we have great fun!