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Creative Aging: Dance for Life

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 | 11:30am–12:30pm

ADMISSION: Free in conjunction with Free First Tuesdays. For more information or to register, contact

Discover the transformative power of dance in this intergenerational movement class taught by Marika Brussel. This class is appropriate for everyone who enjoys movement, and is specifically designed to be accessible for individuals who use wheelchairs, as well as those with balance concerns or Parkinson’s. The class begins seated with warm ups for the body and mind. As the class progresses, participants can stand or stay seated as the group continues to hone balance, grace, and confidence.

Image description: A group of people are seated in chairs and one person is using a wheelchair. Led by the dance instructor, the whole group raises their arms.


Creative aging is a series of free or low-cost programs for older adults that supports community-building, lifelong learning, and creativity. Programs include dance and movement classes, mindfulness meditation, gallery chats, art-making workshops, and more.

about the instructor
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Marika Brussel

Marika Brussel has been teaching elders in the Bay Area for the past eight years. Her work incorporates her training from the Mark Morris Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program.


The CJM strives for a welcoming environment for all of our visitors. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice.

FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Please note that we would like to maintain this as a scent-free environment, and encourage visitors to refrain from using scented products out of respect for visitors with allergies or chemical sensitivities. For additional accommodation requests, please contact The CJM’s Access and Community Engagement Manager at or 415-655-7856.

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Access Programs are made possible by major support from Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by The Morse Family Foundation.

Free First Tuesdays are made possible by major support from the Alexander M. & June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and Wells Fargo.