Why Dance for PD

The eight points below explain why dance is particularly beneficial for people with Parkinson’s disease.
They are demonstrated in the “Why Dance for Parkinson’s Disease?” DVD (click here).

  1. Dance develops strength, fluidity, flexibility, stamina, and balance.
  2. Dance helps us master skills through progressive training.
  3. Dance is a stimulating cognitive activity that connects mind to body.
  4. Dance helps us forge social connections and a sense of belonging.
  5. Dance harnesses imagery, rhythm, and music in the service of intentional movement.
  6. Dance helps us express stories and emotions through our bodies.
  7. Dance sparks creativity and develops problem-solving skills.
  8. The essence of dance is joy.

These points may not be used or reprinted without written permission from the Dance for
PD program.