Dancing with Parkinson's Research Study begins this Fall in Calgary

Building on the success of the first Dancing with Parkinson’s pilot program offered in Winter 2013, the Division of Dance at the University of Calgary along with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and Parkinson Alberta will be offering a weekly dance program starting in the Fall of 2013.


With support from the Rozsa Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, this program will offer high quality dance instruction to participants. The aim is to offer a service program that is the foundation for an evidence-based research program.


The class will consist of participants with Parkinson disease and their care-partners, spouses and/or companions. The University of Calgary is looking for individuals who would like to join a research study on the benefits of dancing for people with Parkinson disease and for those who do not. Classes are free of charge, will be held at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and are limited to 30 participants per class. The program begins this Fall – to view the poster please click here.


For more information or to register please speak to a Client Services Coordinator at Parkinson Alberta’s Calgary Office via telephone (403-243-9901) or email info@parkinsonalberta.ca, listing “Dancing with Parkinson’s” in the subject line. 

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