Parkinson's patients take delight in free dance class
April 18, 2019
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist; toes tap.
"I want to feel good. Express it," instructor Kathleen Redwine encourages the group.
"Now, give my good feeling to everyone," she says, extending her arms into the circle. "Then bring it back."
The University of Oklahoma School of Dance offers a free dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and their care partners from...