Georgina became the first tango dancer with Parkinson’s. She started practicing it five years ago, after she was diagnosed with this condition. Through tango she has found the strength the disease has taken away from her.
Tango therapy teacher, Brandy Ruvalcaba says her bonding with the students comes from a problem she had with her legs when she was born. With therapy, she managed to overcome it and reach her goal and become a professional dancer.
Brandy says her method has helped more than a hundred patients for the last five years. Thanks to her tango classes her students with Parkinson’s disease have improved their balance and posture.
Juan Cortes is the president of the Parkinson’s Association, he believes that a supportive community is essential for dealing with this progressive disorder.
For these patients, Tango has given them back the opportunity to recover the accuracy in their movements by practicing and trusting their dancing partner.