IMPROVment® is an integrative method that emphasizes physical and mental fitness by encouraging our participants to create their own movement in response to multiple auditory prompts.
At the core of this practice is the liberating idea that an infinite number of movement ideas can emerge from a single cue. There are no “wrong” movement choices. Class participants take chances in an atmosphere free from judgment or preconceived notions of what dance should look like.
More specifically, the integrative method can be applied as a movement protocol:
in community classes for older adults living with neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
at assisted care facilities in wellness initiatives
in various pediatric communities
in annual trainings
in PT and OT curricula
in intergenerational performances