Category Archives: Dance

Dancing in Sanskrit

Oh, ugh, what are these exceptionally awkward photos?  This is Laura taking a beginning ballet class, scowling at the Zoom-powered instruction on her little laptop.  Most of the time, I turn off the video so that the instructor (Mark Haim, … Continue reading

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Call for Doctor Jazz!

My blog posts have been pretty gloomy lately.  I reflected upon this as I was bopping around the living room the other morning,  doing my exercises and belting out one of my traditional jazz favorites, ” Call for Doctor Jazz!”  … Continue reading

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Fun and Games with Parkies

We Parkies are a fun-loving lot – maybe it’s because we “shake, rattle, and roll” so naturally.   Here is your chance to join in the fun.  The World Parkinson Coalition just sent me this announcement for this sing-a-long, starting Thursday, … Continue reading

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Mambo Italiano

With a name like Kennedy, I can’t pass myself off as Italian, but I love all things Italian — pizza, pasta, truffles, and the Leaning Tower of  Pisa.  Hmm…scratch that last one.  Way back in 2001, I saw the tower … Continue reading

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Blog Updates

Time for updates on several previous posts: Dance for Parkinson’s  —  David Leventhal, national director for this program created by Mark Morris Dance Company, recently came to Seattle to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program in this area.  … Continue reading

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“I Fight It”

As has been reported previously in this blog, I am increasingly looking like a walking question mark.  So it was not surprising when I was recently asked if I had scoliosis (that is, curvature of the spine).  I  told my … Continue reading

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Seven Elements…Oh Bother

In my Facebook peregrinations, I stumbled upon “Seven Elements of a Highly Effective Parkinson’s Exercise Program“, presented by a (inevitably) perky physical therapist named Dr. Sarah King.  She runs a physical therapy business (Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness) in Austin, … Continue reading

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