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NYU Family Support Program and 92 Street Y Collaboration

Using dance therapy principles and expressive movement to engage, inspire, and uplift individuals with memory loss and their family caregivers. Movement experiences are provided on chairs as well as through ambulatory explorations. Each class is developed through improvisation and tailored to the needs of the participants, and a wide variety of music is used to provide rhythmic support and enjoyment. Verbalization is encouraged.

For individuals with memory loss and family caregivers

Starts, Tue, Jan 29, 10:30-11:30 am (15 sessions)
Starts, Thu, Jan 31, 11 am-12 pm (15 sessions)

Movement activities sensitive to the needs and abilities of those present and to elicit self-expression, memories, liveliness, and increased socialization. Focusing on strengths, the therapist creates interactions and a safe space that builds self-esteem for the joint enhancement of all participants. The use of the breath, rhythm, music, and dance will develop ease in everyday activities, and also will improve physical stability and balance.

Patricia Capello, LCAT and Elissaveta Iordanova – Tuesday Instructors
Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger, LCAT and Julie Collins – Thursday Instructors

For more information or to register for these two classes call 646.754.2277 or email NYU Langone Family Support Program.


Miriam Berger

An early pioneer of dance therapy while she performed with the Jean Erdman Theatre of Dance, Dr. Berger teaches dance therapy at New York University, …

Patricia Capello

Patricia P. Capello, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT is a Senior Dance/Movement Therapist and Acting Team Leader for the Therapeutic Activities Service …