Joyful Movement workshops offered to cancer patients and caregivers

Penn State Cancer Institute will offer a series of Joyful Movement workshops, which offer cancer patients and their caregivers a way to enjoy the rediscovery of body and breath.

Dancing in a chair, supported by holding the chair or standing free, participants will move to music from doo-wop to Motown and from classical to folk.

Joyful Movement workshops are designed to:

  • improve breathing
  • enhance self-confidence and grace
  • give the opportunity to move with others
  • bring joy

The workshops will take place 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays, May 5, 19 and 26, 2017, in Room T2500 of Penn State Cancer Institute, and at the same time Friday, June 2, 2017, in Room T3007 in the Cancer Institute.

The instructor for Joyful Movement is Judith Sachs, a trained professional dancer, founder of Anyone Can Dance, and teacher of Dance for Parkinson’s. The daughter and granddaughter of physicians, she is delighted to share her joy of movement with dancers of all abilities and backgrounds. Judith is a Lifetime Arts teaching artist.

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May 4, 2017 Penn State College of Medicine News

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