Lisa Girdy, Dance for PD®
We had a lot of fun at our meeting with Lisa Girdy as she demonstrated, and we participated in, aspects of her Dance for PD classes. The classes are free, you don’t need a dance partner and the schedule for them is below. You’ll come away relaxed and smiling so if you haven’t already, we hope you can experience them, too.
Lisa Girdy has been a dance educator for over 30 years. Owning her own studio, Free to Dance Foundation, she has created numerous outreach programs. In addition to a having BFA in Dance from George Mason University, Ms. Girdy trained with Mark Morris Dance Company and the Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group in New York in 2009. She has been teaching this class for three years. Last year, Ms. Girdy entered into a partnership with Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area to offer Dancing with Parkinson’s classes in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Girdy teaches Dance for PD® in Fairfax, Ashburn/Sterling and Alexandria. She appreciates the opportunity to share her passion for dance with the PD community because of the physical, emotional, spiritual and social benefits if offers to enhance the lives of those who participate in a dance class. No experience necessary. Come dance to the rhythm of your heart.
Weekly Classes taught by Lisa Girdy
ALEXANDRIA: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
FAIRFAX: Wednesdays 11am – 12pm, The Virginian Retirement Community, 9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
ASHBURN: Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Free to Dance Foundation, 44933 George Washington Boulevard, #120, Ashburn, VA 20147
All classes are offered free of charge through a partnership with the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area.