Art for the Heart programs educate and bring cultural awareness of the arts to local children through the schools. Special programs for “at risk” children.
Since 2010, BRAVA’s Nutcracker school outreach programs have provided local schools up to 2600 tickets annually for David Allan’s Nutcracker. BRAVA’s school outreach is free of charge. Schools and individual classes must supply transportation for the event. To make reservations, please call (800) 870-6069.
BRAVA provides special services such as these through the generous contributions of The MAGNON COMPANIES, Riverside City College, The Williams J. Gillespie Foundation, eXteres Corporation and Riverside Ballet Arts.
Movement for Life program was developed by BRAVA, modeled after Mark Morris Dance Group in New York, to bring an innovative approach for enhancing the lives of those suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and similar health conditions in Riverside County and the Southern California region. Movement for Life – BRAVA addresses the symptoms of PD and MS using music and dance. Research shows these motions to be highly effective improving the overall well being of individuals suffering from these conditions.
The program utilizes Dance for PD® method developed by Mark Morris with the fundamental working principle that professionally-trained dancers are movement experts. Instructors knowledge about balance, sequencing, rhythm and aesthetic awareness is useful to persons with PD and MS. In class, teaching artists intergrate movement using music, various forms of dance, yoga and choreographic repertory to engage participants’ minds and bodies and create an enjoyable, social environment for artistic exploration. Movement for Life – BRAVA encourages family, friends and caregivers to join along-side our participants.