world dance for parkinson's day

from best practice to artistry, a reflection on dancing with parkinson's

Globally, dancing as a positive intervention and as a stimulating activity for people with Parkinson's has exploded with popularity over the last 10 years. With high quality research in the UK commissioned by English National Ballet and spearheaded by Dr. Sara Houston of University of Roehampton; the establishment of a supportive UK network for professional development and class set up, directed by Kiki Gale and housed under People Dancing; and the ongoing globally inspiring Mark Morris Dance Group programme Dance for PD, led by the commitment, dedication and positivity of David Leventhal in New York (recently awarded the World Parkinson Congress award for distinguished contribution to the Parkinson community).

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