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.
At the moment the class is on hold while I work on some ideas about a new studio space and also about better outreach to the larger Parkinson’s community here in Portland. I’m planning to be back up and running (ok, walking) around the first of the year.
Feel free to contact me if you or people you know would like to attend!
Dale Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org 206-229-5161
Photo by Bill Alsup