Effects of dance on balance and gait in severe Parkinson disease: A case study


Hackney, Kantorovich, and Earhart

This study evaluated whether the health benefits related to tango-dancing programs could also work with adults with Parkinson’s disease. This 13 week study assessed a control and intervention group in balance, falls and gait. Only those with Parkinson’s Disease improved in all three measures. This research suggests that tango is an effective intervention for mental function and balance improvement. The study allows for further research into the benefits that dance can have on the mobility of older adults.