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Dance for Parkinson's Disease Program

Instructor David Leventhal, lower left, leads Kay Perkins, Madeleine Mackenzie and other patients and instructors in a pilot Dance for Parkinson's Disease class, a new program that is a joint effort between Florida Hospital and Rollins College. One study from the National Institutes of Health found that Parkinson's patients demonstrated significant improvement in their balance and gait after taking a series of dance classes compared to a control group that had no exercise.GEORGE SKENE, ORLANDO SENTINEL