Dance for PD Teacher Training-Wellington, NZ- September 8-9, 2018

New Research-Dance helping people with Parkinson’s, QUT Study

Queensland University of Technology researchers have found that for people living with Parkinson’s disease, dance improves walking, emotional wellbeing, and capacity to tackle cognitive challenges. LINK TO STORY The findings were presented recently at the DANscienCE Moving Well forum in Sydney by project lead, QUT PhD researcher Nadeesha Kalyani, and Erica Rose Jeffrey, QUT alumnus and Dance for Parkinson’s Australia program director and teacher. Study participants with early-stage Parkinson’s did twice weekly, one-hour Dance for Parkinson’s classes at QUT for 12 weeks Detailed assessments were made of gait (walking), cognition, and handling dual tasks Significant improvements were measured in gait speed during normal walking, and when performing a cognitive task while walking Participants also expressed improved mood, happiness and greater confidence in their walking

Support the completion of the film ‘Dancing in the Rain’

Help us to share our story-Consider donating today Tax deductible donations through Documentary Australia can be made here: DONATE HERE Dancing in the Rain-film trailer Hello! Dance for Parkinson’s classes continue to grow across Australia and we would love your help to share the story with a wider audience. We ask for your support to help finish the documentary film ‘Dancing in the Rain’ about the experiences of participants in the Dance for Parkinson’s program in Sydney, Australia.  While we have have great support from the community which we greatly appreciate, we need further financial assistance to complete (post) production and get the film over the line. All donations are tax deductible ‘Dancing in the Rain’ is a short documentary that reveals the impact of attending regular dance classes for people living with Parkinson’s disease. The film is told from the perspective of four […]