Movement for Life was developed by BRAVA, with guidance from the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York and the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada.
Unique to the region, Movement for Life -BRAVA is the only program in the Inland Empire that provides instruction to Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients using directed motion through dance to improve their condition. This program successfully uses the Dance for PD® model to dramatically increase the quality of life of these patients in direct coordination with their treating physician.
Unlike physical therapy, Movement for Life -BRAVA creates an emotional experience for the participant that encourages ongoing participation. This also has positive cognitive-behavioral effects that help with depression often experienced by PD and MS patients.
People move across the floor at Riverside Ballet Arts studio Tuesday, March 7, at a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and other illnesses that affect movement.
STAN LIM, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Written By ALICIA ROBINSON / STAFF WRITER
Published: March 9, 2017
Updated: March 13, 2017 11:23 a.m.
6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92507