Sit Down and Move!

ANYONE CAN DANCE invites you--no matter your age or physical ability, to consider dance as a beneficial and delicious way to recapture your sense of self and have a lot more fun than you have in a long time.

Patterned on the template of Dance for PD®, developed in collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson's Group, ANYONE CAN DANCE is a program for those who never danced before or who don't care if they're doing pirouettes, the Shim Sham or a Bob Fosse jazz routine. These classes begin in a chair, move to a support (a barre or chair back) and then proceed across the floor - with the most varied and eclectic music Judith can offer!

Judith Sachs, Joyful Dancer

The daughter and granddaughter of physicians, Judith was probably destined to work in preventive health care. But as the child of an actress, she had to dance about it. Her early years included training with Deborah Jowitt, Alvin Ailey, Arthur Mitchell and Carola Goya and Matteo. In addition, she is a 
25-year practitioner of Yang style tai chi chuan.

 In 2011, she trained with David Leventhal, director of the Dance for Parkinsons program of the Mark Morris Dance Group, and has been teaching in Philadelphia for the past 3 years. She uses this class structure in her own ANYONE CAN DANCE program, designed for older adults and those in wheelchairs and walkers. In addition, she teaches a Dance for Dementia class at an Alzheimer’s facility in Moorestown, NJ. Judith is a member of the Lifetime Arts Teaching Artist Roster.

Over the decades, she has combined her dramatic flare with medical knowledge to 
•    Write books with doctors and websites (including about Parkinsons Disease) with pharma execs
•    Learn martial arts and translate tai chi chuan for seniors and those with chronic illnesses
•    Teach SilverSneakers (exercise for a senior population) for the past 6 years in Philadelphia
She hopes to be dancing and teaching at 90!