Tango includes both single-time steps, or steps on the beat, and double-time steps, or steps between two beats … and dancing to this beat may benefit people with Parkinson’s disease.
Since 2007, Dr Madeline E. Hackney PhD has been demonstrating the benefits of tango dance on balance, ability to complete spatial tasks, mood, coordination and endurance improvements in people with Parkinson’s disease (Hackney 2007; Hackney 2009; Hackney 2010).
And new research is demonstrating that:
community-based adapted tango for Parkinson’s disease can be safely delivered with high participant satisfaction/retention and potential for improving balance (link HERE).
Another reason to put on your dancing shoes, grab a partner and hit the dance floor! Do you tango? much love.