There is a lot of evidence that partner dancing, and in particularly tango dancing, is good therapy for Parkinson's. So, I've teamed up with some friends to offer an exercise class based on traditional Argentine tango, modified to be appropriate to the specific needs of people with Parkinson's. We started offering this class in early 2018. The classes were very small, which was fine since it allowed us to work out the kinks in the class outline, and also allowed us to discover some problems (which should have been obvious) with the studio space we were renting. The class was then offered at the offices of Parkinsons Resources of Oregon, which is located in Beaverton Oregon. The studio space there is excellent and the staff of PRO is incredibly encouraging and friendly.
Nevertheless. turnout was not sufficient to make it a go, and in mid-April we decided to take a break. If anyone is interested in experiencing the effects of tango, either for yourself or a friend, feel free to contact me and we can arrange private or semi-private lessons at a location we can work out.
Dale Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org 206-229-5161
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