What are the Effects of Tango Dancing on Parkinson Disease? A 2-year prospective pilot study – 2014
Participation in community-based Argentine Tango classes over 2 years led to improvements in motor and non-motor symptom severity, Active Daily Living performance and balance in a small group of people with Parkinson Disease. All gains were achieved by the 12-month time point. Although no additional improvements were noted from 12 to 24 months, most gains were maintained at 24 months. This is noteworthy given the progressive nature of Parkinson Disease and the fact that participants in the control group (those that did not dance) showed no improvements and in fact declined on some outcome measures after 2 years.