Ongoing Weekly Classes in Winston-Salem

Currently, there are two regular IMPROVment®-based classes held on a weekly basis in Winston-Salem, NC. These classes, taught by Christina Soriano and her students, are tailored to the unique abilities and needs of the Parkinson's community, the Alzheimer's community, and the general aging (retirement home) community and their caretakers. These supportive, creative environments are dynamic and constantly growing. We would love to have you in class.

Parkinson's Class at Academy of Dance Arts- taught by Christina Soriano, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, and student assistants from Wake Forest. Explores self-generated dance from auditory prompts in chairs, at the barre, and in center.

Mondays, 9:00-10:00 am
Academy of Dance Arts, 1425 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem
Contact: Christina Soriano –
or 336-758-4460



Dementia Magical Movement Class at Tab Williams Senior Services- taught by Wake Forest Students: Rachel Caskey (graduated), Allie Williams (graduated), Alice Romanov, Kamryn King, Kelly O'Keefe, and Donna Moseley. Features chair dancing and stretching.

Wednesdays, 3-3:45 pm
231 Melrose St,  Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact:  336-724-2155


Join Our Study

The study we are asking you to participate in is designed to better understand how improvisational movement and social interactions affect the bodies and minds of people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners. Christina Soriano, MFA and Christina Hugenschmidt, PhD are looking at how this IMPROVment® method can improve quality of life. This research is in collaboration with WFU and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

If you think you or a loved one qualify for this study please call our study team. 336-713-MOVE or 336-713-6683.

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