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'Dancing For Joy' In Middletown To Fight Parkinson's Symptoms

'Dancing For Joy' In Middletown To Fight Parkinson's Symptoms

MIDDLETOWN — For an hour each Monday afternoon at the Middletown Senior Center, they forget about Parkinson's disease and just dance. They get to be creative, laugh and make friends, while discreetly fighting their daily battle with a neurological disorder that impacts every aspect of their lives. The Dance For PD umbrella organization was created in New York City in 2001, and Middletown has been offering dance classes since 2008. The Middletown class, which is open to both those with Parkinson's and those without, is called "Dancing For Joy" because of the profound effect it has on the participants' bodies. Laura Richling, a trained dancer and musician, has...

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