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  • Grace and healing: Parkinson's dance class opens pathways to body and mind

    Gary Stitt, 61, stretches his arms to the sky as people gather for a Dance for People with Parkinson’s class at Krannert Center.

    Gary Stitt, 61, stretches his arms to the sky as people gather for a Dance for People with Parkinson’s class at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The program uses the power of dance and music to inspire patients to expand the limits of their condition. “You just have to keep moving, one way or another,” Gary says. “If I ever stop moving, that’s the end of it.”

    Photo by Fred Zwicky

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  • Editor’s notes: 

    The Dance for People with Parkinson’s class sessions are currently suspended in keeping with the most recent campus health and safety guidelines. Updates on the status of programming at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are available via KrannertCenter.com. Specific inquiries about Dance for People with Parkinson’s classes can be directed to Whitney Havice at whavice@illinois.edu or 217-244-3963. Those interested in supporting this free series can contact Krannert Center Advancement or call 217-333-6700.

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