Introduktionskurs för dansinstruktörer:

People Dancing Summer School 2015:
An Introduction to dance for Parkinsons
with David Leventhal and the Dance for Parkinson's Network 21-22 july




Referenser till forskningsstudier om dans och parkinson


  • Earhart GM. Dance as therapy for individuals with Parkinson disease. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2009 June;45(2):231-38.


  • Hackney ME, Earhart GM. Effects of dance on movement control in Parkinson’s disease: A comparison of Argentine tango and American ballroom. J Rehabil Med. 2009(a);41(6): 475–81.


  • Hackney and Earhart. Health-Related Quality of Life and alternative forms of exercise in Parkinson Disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2009(b);15(9):644-8


  • Hackney ME, Earhart GM. Effects of dance on gait and balance in Parkinson’s disease: A comparison of partnered and nonpartnered dance movement. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2010 May;24(4):384–92.


  • Hackney ME, Kantorovich S, Earhart GM. A study on the effects of Argentine Tango as a form of partnered dance for those with Parkinson Disease and the healthy elderly. Am J Dance Ther. 2007;29(2):109-127.


  • Hashimoto, H, Takabatake, S, Miyaguchi, H, Nakanishi, H, Naitou, Y. Effects of dance on motor functions, cognitive functions, and mental symptoms of Parkinson's disease: A quasi-randomized pilot trial, Complement Ther Med. 2015 Apr;23(2):210-9.


  • Heiberger L, Maurer C, Amtage F, Mendez-Balbuena I, Schulte-Mo ̈nting J, Hepp Reymond M, et al. Impact of a weekly dance class on the functional mobility and on the quality of life of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Front Aging Neurosci. 2011 Oct;3(14):1-15.


  • Houston S. The methodological challenges of research into dance for people with Parkinson’s. Dance Research. 2011;29(2):329-351.


  • Houston, S. Moved to Dance: Socially Engaged Dance Facilitation. In Mary Elizabeth Anderson & Doug Risner (eds), Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts: A Critical Reader. New York: Cambria Press. 2014; 133 – 154.


  • Houston S, McGill A. A Mixed-Methods Study into Ballet for People Living with Parkinson’s. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 2013 Jun;5(2):103-119.


  • Houston, Sara & McGill, Ashley (2011) English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s: an investigative study. London: Roehampton University, May. (216KB if downloaded)


  • Houston, Sara. (in press) Feeling Lovely: an examination of the value of beauty for people dancing with Parkinson’s. Dance Research Journal. April 2015.


  • Jones, Danielle, and Sara Houston (2011) Researching Dance for Parkinson’s. Animated, Autumn, 23–25.


  • Marchant D, Sylvester JL, Earhart GM. Effects of a short duration, high dose contact improvisation dance workshop on Parkinson disease: A pilot study. Complement Ther Med. 2010 Oct;18(5), 184–190.


  • McGill, Ashley, Houston, Sara & Lee, Raymond. (2014) Dance for Parkinson’s: A new framework for research on its physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits. Complementary Therapies in Medicine.


  • Volpe  D, Signorini M, Marchetto A, Lynch T, and Morris ME. A comparison of Irish set dancing and exercises for people with Parkinson’s disease. A phase 2 feasibility study. BMC Geriatrics. 2013;13:54.


  • Westbrook BK, McKibben H. Dance/movement therapy with groups of outpatients with Parkinson’s Disease. Am J Dance Ther. 1989;11(1):27-38.


  • Westheimer O. Why dance for Parkinson’s disease? Top Geriatr Rehabil. 2008 Apr/June;24(2):127-140.


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