Moving Through Parkinson's (MTP), founded by Lisa Morgan, was started as an extension of ongoing classes through the Music Therapy Program at Colorado State University. Currently, classes are held at the CSU Center for Healthy Aging and sponsored by Parkinson's Association of the Rockies.
MTP classes are for people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners. We come together to move, exercise and dance! Through specifically designed movement patterns, we work to improve balance, combat stiffness and rigidity, and improve coordination and spatial awareness. Our goals are to build confidence to move with freedom and ease, acquire tools to use on a daily basis, build strength and endurance and, overall, to improve our well being.
Lisa Morgan is a dance educator and movement specialist who has been working in the dance and movement education field for more than 25 years. She is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. She is passionate about facilitating movement experiences for all ages and disciplines as a catalyst for learning, developing a greater sense of how our bodies move and function to support healing and well being. At CSU Dance, since 2000, Lisa has taught modern dance technique, choreography and now is primarily focused on Teaching Methods for Children’s dance. She is committed to expanding dance in our pk-12 schools across Colorado schools. She is involved in developing a new program offering a Dance Education Certificate with Teacher Licensure as a part of our BFA in Dance. She directs a seminar, CSU Dance EDUCATION IN MOTION, a professional development opportunity for our Colorado pK-12 teachers focused on integrating movement & dance into core curriculum.
She is the coordinator of the dance portion of BRAINY (BRinging Arts INtegration to Youth) inviting 4th graders from Title I schools in Poudre and Thompson School Districts to experience integrated arts experiences in dance, theatre, music and visual arts.