Oakland University (CBS Detroit) – Take Root and Oakland University’s Ali Woerner helping those with Parkinson’s Disease through the art of dance.

Parkinson’s Disease takes a toll on balance and your body’s core. Take Root is aiming to help that with a dance class using dance exercises that can be done in a chair.

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They tailor the exercises to help connect Parkinson sufferers to the rhythm of the music, which can beneficial not only for movement, but for their mental health as well.

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“When they’re done with it, they’ve had a workout, but they laugh the whole time, so it didn’t really feel like a workout,” says Ali.

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