We are looking for:
Independently living, ambulatory men or women who are diagnosed as having idiopathic Parkinson’s disease; aged between 30 to 85 years; and who have not participated in a dance programme in the past six months.
Your participation would include:
Being allocated randomly to a dance group or a control group. Please note that depending on your allocation you may be in the Dance for Parkinson’s (DfP) group or the control group.
However, the results of the study will be shared with you after completion and it is expected that your knowledge of Parkinson’s disease will be extended. Both groups will receive a useful series of assessments which will help to understand Parkinson’s by obtaining information about performance regarding walking style, cognitive function and some other outcomes.
What will you be asked to do?
The Dance for Parkinson’s (DfP) classes will be:
Please note that free parking is provided during visits to QUT for assessments. However, you are required to cover your own parking expenses for your visits to any dance classes.
What is Dance for Parkinson’s?
If you are interested in learning more about Dance for Parkinson’s please go to:
If you would like to participate please contact:
Ms Nadeesha Kalyani 07 3138 6426 [email protected]
Ms Erica Rose Jeffrey 07 3040 1930 [email protected]
Professor Graham Kerr 07 3138 6303 [email protected]du.au
QUT Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number 1700000005.