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Why should people with Parkinson's dance?

Dancing Your Way to a Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's

Dancing Helps People With Parkinson's Disease

“You get a sense of your body and are pushing your body to do things you don’t think you can accomplish,” says Brown, who was diagnosed in 2008 with the neuro­degenerative disease. “There is something about the music and movement together that seems to help at a different level. … I come out of the class feeling energized and relaxed, all at the same time, and ready to move.”

Evidence from more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific studies serves to underpin the effectiveness and benefits of the Dance for PD teaching approach. The program has been featured in such media channels as The New York Times, USA Today, NBC, CNN, NPR, and The Guardian and has received multiple awards for its groundbreaking work.



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