Why Dance for Parkinson's Disease

@article{Westheimer2008WhyDF,
  title={Why Dance for Parkinson's Disease},
  author={Olie Westheimer},
  journal={Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={127–140}
}
  • Olie Westheimer
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Psychology
  • Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Brooklyn Parkinson Group (BPG) in collaboration with Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), a renowned modern dance company, developed dance classes for persons with Parkinson's disease (PD), friends, and family. In 5 years, classes have increased from 2 to 9 participants once a month, to weekly classes of 20 to over 30 participants. Professional dancers teach the classes in a large dance studio with live piano accompaniment. This article explains the rationale of dance for PD, describes teaching… 

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