Dance For Parkinson's Disease
Published June 9th, 2012
Dance programs for people with Parkinson's disease are making their way all over the country, including Gainesville.
The center for Arts and Medicine at the University of Florida is partnering up with a dance group from Brooklyn, New York to offer more support to people affected by the Parkinson's disease.
UF has received a grant from the parkinson research foundation to study the relation of dance and the disease.
Jill Sonke, Director of UF Arts & Medicine: "There's a body of research that's just beginning to look at what it is about dance that can potentially be of use to people with Parkinson's disease. So we know that the social interaction is really helpful and we're beginning to look at the physical parts of what makes a difference."
Dance teachers and practitioners will offer free dance therapy to people with Parkinson's or family and friends, tomorrow at 1 PM in UF's Constans Theatre.
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