Thank you for your interest in our upcoming workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Please read the information below about the application process, accommodations

     
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Thank you for your interest in our upcoming workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Please read the information below about the application process, accommodations and other details.

How to apply

For all of our workshops, enrollment is limited, and an application is required.

Please click below to complete our application. We will notify you upon acceptance into the workshop, and then again approximately four weeks prior to the event with information about final registration and payment.

New preliminary online course

Starting with our June 2016 workshop, all trainees must satisfactorily complete an 8-module online training program before attending the live in-person workshop. The cost of this course is $100 ($90 for members). It is expected that the self-directed course will take 8-10 hours to complete. You'll receive a link to this course when we approve your training application.

Workshop tuition information

Tuition includes all materials and sessions. Tuition includes a one-year membership in Dance for PD, providing online access to resources, continuing education, discounts on products and future workshops, access to our international Chatter group and other benefits. Tuition also includes take-home copies of our acclaimed instructional At Home DVDs Volume 1, 2 and 3 and three companion CDs, Music for Dance for PD ($120 value). Please note that these rates have increased to accommodate the inclusion of the brand new At Home DVD Volume 3 in the workshop media bundle. Although we strongly encourage you to include the media bundle in your registration payment, you will have the option to remove the media bundle and associated costs from your order and to purchase it at a later date if you prefer.

Brooklyn Introductory Workshop rates
Dance Teacher trainees: $349
Member rate: $315

EPE Active Auditors: $300
Member rate: $280

Brooklyn Professional Development workshop rates
$290
Member rate: $260

Lunch

There are several good lunch options in the area. We also have refrigerators for you to store your own lunch.

Payment deadlines

No payment is due until Final Registration, which will be requested approximately six weeks before the start of each workshop. You will receive notification via email when your application is approved, and then again when final payment is due.

Fellowships

Fellowships and scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. For information on Fellowships, please click here. Please contact us for more information about scholarships.

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Learn more about our $159 rate at the Red Lion

Accommodations

We're pleased to provide the following information about local hotels and transportation, including details about our preferred partner rate at the Red Lion Inn & Suites in Brooklyn.

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More about the courses

Introductory workshops
Our introductory workshops are specially designed to help trained dancers and dance instructors adapt their expertise to work effectively and comfortably with the Parkinson’s population under the guidelines and methodology of the Dance for PD® program. You'll cover special modules that focus on class structure, pedagogy and exercise design, and participate in a practicum class to develop class content and teaching techniques with founding teachers and other trainees, in addition to covering general modules about safety and working with Parkinson’s participants. Please click here for more information.

Although these workshops are specifically geared toward dance teachers, we welcome a diverse group of individuals who may be interested in the workshop for Educational & Professional Enrichment (EPE). In these workshops, you will attend as Active Auditors, participating in all group discussions and modules, while observing the teaching practicum and demo class on Day 2. The EPE program is designed to provide a comprehensive and intimate look at core components of the Dance for PD® program so that a wide variety of individuals without dance training or dance teaching experience can learn about our methods and benefit from our resources.

Enrichment Seminars
Our seminars are designed to provide dancers, physical and occupational therapists and students, social workers, and allied health professionals with an inside look into the Dance for PD® program, and to learn about our best practices and methods.

During this Dance for PD® seminar, our specially-created modules and interactive sessions will provide a wealth of information to attendees, who will also have the opportunity to participate in an actual Dance for Parkinson's class with members of the local Parkinson's community. These seminars focus on day-long informational immersion rather than training.

Professional Development Workshops
These workshops are designed for teachers who have trained with us and are working in or planning to work in Parkinson's dance classes. Professional development workshops are customized to address particular needs and concerns, but always address a range of topics through a series of interactive, intimate discussion groups and practicums. Past workshops have included such sessions as:

Exercise exchange: learning and sharing ideas for class
Across the floor: Developing safe, fun exercises that travel
Special situations: Resolving challenges that arise in class
Storytelling in class: Finding sources, developing material

Future workshops will include dance classes in a variety of dance styles to broaden participants' range of experience.

"This was an exceptional experience, and I feel priviledged to have had this opportunity! If all dance classes were this inspiring, educational and uplifting, everyone would dance!"—2012 workshop participant

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Additional information

Affiliation: Dance for PD® is a registered trademark. The Dance for PD® name is reserved for those classes taught by certified teachers, or for those programs that are officially licensed by us, although we happily provide logistical and planning support to teachers who are developing classes based on our model. Additionally, attendees in the Enrichment course (EPE) who are offering exercise, movement or somatics classes are not permitted to make reference to Mark Morris Dance Group in promotional materials without written permission from MMDG. By applying for this workshop, you acknowledge that you understand and will abide by this policy. Our introductory trainings are non-certifying.

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For more information about Dance for PD®, please visit www.danceforpd.org.

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