Parkinson’s won’t prevail with the help of dance

MARQUETTE — Studies and other groups have proven that dancing can help those who suffer from Parkinson’s, so Dance Zone in Marquette created a class designed to do just that.

There is literature and other evidence that shows dance movements can relieve the symptoms of Parkinson ‘s disease. The participants are able to stand or sit, and at their own pace, work with rhythm and movement to alleviate tremors and balance.

“Some of them you wouldn’t have any idea they had Parkinson’s others are in wheelchairs. I’ve seen tremors decreased. I’ve seen balance improved. There’s a lot of camaraderie, and it’s just a fun thing to do and people are enjoying it, and I’m enjoying it, probably more, than anyone else,” said instructor and Dance Zone owner, Marge Sklar.

Marge has been through training in order to teach this class. It is offered Tuesdays and Fridays from2-3:30 PM, and Saturday at 1-2:30 PM.