Students dance their way through the struggles of Parkinson’s Disease at KDPA

  • Marie Snyder leads the Dance for Parkinson's Disease at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Donna St. John, her husband Tom and Kurt Falkman have fun with dance moves at Dance for Parkinson's Disease at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Students gain range of motion through dance at Dance for Parkinson's Disease at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kurt Falkman learns a ballet move at Dance for Parkinson's Disease at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Students learn dance moves at Dance for Parkinson's Disease Tuesday at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Marie Snyder, left, leads the Dance for Parkinson's Disease Tuesday at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Marie Snyder, rear center, leads the Dance for Parkinson's Disease Tuesday at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Marie Snyder, center, leads the Dance for Parkinson's Disease Tuesday at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Lucia Jimenez, left and Marie Snyder join students in dance movement at the Dance for Parkinson's Disease Tuesday at Kona Dance and Performing Arts. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA — The coordination and grace needed to be a dancer does not come easy to someone with Parkinson’s Disease. Instructor Marie Alonzo Snyder hopes to change that, if only for a moment.