10 October 2016 — Dance for Healing, Too


Effective July 1, 2016, by new Rotary International rule, Clubs must meet a minimum of twice each month, regardless of format (in person or online) or date/time. Accordingly, our Club has adopted a policy of two meetings per month, on a mid-month Monday at noon and the usual Fourth Sunday in-person meeting. If time and topic call for additional online Programs, we will be pleased to provide them.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 — 12:30pm to 2:00 pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for October! LOCATION: Denny’s Sherman Oaks, corner of Burbank and Sepulveda Boulevards, our first time in the newly-renovated location. Speaker TBA. Board Meeting precedes main meeting.










A couple of weeks ago, we danced so children will never get polio. But, in a program suggested by Club Member and dance instructor Sharon Gorrell, we learn that dance can also be for healing.

Professor Rafi Eldor, one of Israel’s top economists, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He turned to dance as medicine; here is his story.


If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on YouTube.

You can learn more from Professor Eldor’s website by clicking here.

Finally, one more dance gift with an international flavor (with apologies for any ads).



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10 responses to 10 October 2016 — Dance for Healing, Too

  1. This made my day. Dancing can be healing.

  2. Rafi Eldor is truly an inspiration. Matt, with his dancing travels, is an aspiration.

    Thanks, Sharon!

  3. I found this truly inspirational and was happy to share. Dance is my passion…but also my healer. Find your passion…follow it…benefit from the healing and joy!

  4. Amazingly besutiful & insporing.

  5. Thank you Sharon for being to us this inspiring presentation.

  6. Thanks, Sharon. It’s great to see how dance can have a major impact on such a serious illness as Parkinson’s disease.

  7. This sounds wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing Sharon. Sele and I really want to take dance lessons. Understand now how it is a combination of both physical and spiritual healing.

  8. Raft’s experience treating Parkinson’s with dance is amazing!! Kudos to the Programs Chair for including the Where the Hell is Matt? video. It had me all misty-eyed halfway through. Beautiful!!

  9. There is so much to be said for the power of the arts to heal. For me, dance is my soul food…the force that calms me, invigorates me, and centers me. Even those who think they have two left feet can benefit from the healing benefits of movement. I encourage everyone to try some form of dance, as a little bit can go a long way.

  10. Love it. Thank you, Sharon.

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