Knee Shimmy for Cataplexy Series Registration

A Dance Management Tool for Cataplexy

Join Knee Shimmy for Cataplexy Series

A FREE series for those with Cataplexy.
All are welcomed! No dance experience necessary.

Laura will share the knee shimmy, a dance movement which helps manager her knees giving out during Cataplexy. She wants to share this information and learn if the movement can help others.

  • 5 classes, 15 minutes long over 3 weeks
  • 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29 Aug 2023 @10am (AEST)
  • Zoom & Video for those unable to attend live presentations

It is always good to speak with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.

If you have any questions or are interested in the topic but do not have Cataplexy contact Laura.


Participants will be asked to fill out a short survey right after the series and a month later. Participants are not required to fill out the survey but it will be helpful to monitor changes.


Participants will remain anonymous if surveys are shared with dance and health researchers. The aim is to increase interest in movement and creativity as management tools for those with Narcolepsy and other chronic conditions.

About Dr Laura Osweiler

Laura lives on the Type 1 Narcolepsy spectrum. For 30 years she has been involved in dance as a researcher, teacher, performer, choreographer and producer in the USA and Australia. Currently she’s developing a dance ‘Falling into Weighted Time’ based on her Cataplexy episodes and how dance creates health management tools. Laura has learned a lot and wants to share with others the benefits of dance and creativity on health.

Learn more about Laura.

Laura demonstrates the Knee Shimmy.


If you need support with registration or have any questions, email Laura.

After registration you’ll receive a Zoom link and information on how to access videos.

This project is supported by Accessible Arts’ Front & Centre Program, Ausdance NSW’s DAIR program and the NSW Government through Create NSW.