Queensland Ballet dances for Parkinson’s

The benefits of dance for people living with Parkinson’s disease is the focus of the company’s innovative new program.

Friday Wright participates in Queensland Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s program. Photo: Christian Tiger.

Queensland Ballet has introduced the first ever Dance for Parkinson’s program to the state, following the success of similar programs overseas.

The pilot program will investigate the physical, social and emotional benefits that ballet and dance can have on people living with Parkinson’s disease, the second most common degenerative neurological condition after Alzheimer’s.

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