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Parkinson’s patients find relief through dance


New research shows that people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease can significantly improve by dancing. From June 3rd through June 5th, the Mark Morris Dance Company from New York will be at Shands Hospital in Gainesville to demonstrate to dance instructors how to work with Parkinson’s patients. WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake talked with University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance faculty member Jill Sonke about this unique component of Parkinson’s research.

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