Argentine Tango therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive disorder affecting the nervous system that adversely affects movement and balance. Symptoms often include involuntary tremors, muscular stiffness, decreased mobility, and greater risk of falling.

Presently, there's no cure for Parkinson's Disease and current medications cannot manage the symptoms indefinitely. However, research has shown that Argentine Tango has a measurable, positive impact on the disease. PD sufferers who have taken tango classes often report improvement in balance, stride length, motor control, and other benefits. Links to articles with more details are included below. 

Since 2014, Joe Yang has been involved in teaching Argentine Tango to individuals diagnosed with PD. The classes are conducted in partnership with the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

The class sessions correspond to the university school year calendar, during the spring and fall semesters. 

If you're interested in joining our classes, or have any questions, please contact us.

Joe is certified by the American Council of Exercise (ACE) to teach adapted Tango for those with Parkinson's Disease and movement disorders. Although based in Madison, WI, he is available for group and private lessons for individuals with PD in your area. 

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The next Tango for Parkinson's class session starts:
February 2018 at UW Hospital
(621 Science Drive)
Exact schedule TBA soon!


Useful articles:

Effects of Tango on Functional Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease: A Preliminary Study (PDF)

Dance therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s disease: improving quality of life (PDF)

Dance as Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson Disease