Irving Solomon swooshes his foot forward and back, then hits the floor with a satisfying clomp in his best impersonation of a tap dancer.
In the next hour and 15 minutes, the 86-year-old, who has Parkinson’s disease, trots out some salsa steps, flutters his hands like a jazz dancer, shows off a few ballet moves and strides across the room like a trombone player in a marching band, all under the direction of a trio of professional dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn.
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If you go: Power for Parkinson’s offers nine free exercise classes a week at various locations around Austin and Round Rock. For more information, go to www.powerforparkinsons.org.