Another series of creative movement classes with instructor Katie Tranzillo will begin Thursday, Oct. 21 and continue weekly through Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Anderson Inn of Quarry Hill Retirement Community. Classes will run from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Emphasizing rhythmic, fluid movements presented in a safe and accepting environment, Moving with Music helps participants release tension, increase flexibility and interact with others while participating in a real dance class. The program is open to anyone including those with Parkinson’s disease and other movement-related challenges. No experience is necessary, and canes, walkers and wheelchairs are welcome.

At its core, Tranzillo said, the class is about using movement, creativity, body awareness, and imagery to help people learn about and simply have fun with movement. Building body awareness can help anyone — regardless of age or physical limitation — stand more solidly, walk more confidently and prevent falls, she said. And many people find that moving to music simply feels good.

Tranzillo is experienced in teaching a wide range of dance styles but specializes in helping adults with conditions affecting movement discover the joy of moving to music. Before moving to Maine from Connecticut two years ago, she developed and taught a dance curriculum specific to the needs of individuals with Parkinson’s, building on training she received at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

To register for Moving with Music, call Quarry Hill at 230-6114. The fee is $5 per class with a sliding scale available. For more information, call Tranzillo at 203-915-9371.

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