How Dance Classes Can Help People Living With Parkinson’s Disease
There’s a growing body of research that suggests dance and the arts can be beneficial for both the mental and physical health of people living with Parkinson’s disease, which affects the central nervous system and can make certain movements difficult.
Over the past decade, a national nonprofit, Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease, has been working to support people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones through dance, music and artistic expression. There are classes in more than 200 communities around the globe, including in Champaign-Urbana.
Our host Christine Herman had the chance to speak with dance instructor Kate Insolia and class coordinator Whitney Havice about how the program got started.