Paul Dennis, MFA

Professor, Hunter College, CUNY, Mentor: Ashwini K. Rao Ed.D, OTR, FAOTA

Movement Intervention for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND): Dance for Huntington’s Disease (DfHD)

While regular exercise is often recommended for people with Huntington’s Disease (HD), there are no rigorous clinical studies examining the use of dance as an intervention to improve daily functioning and quality of life of those living with HD. Using the framework of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System, Dr. Dennis has partnered with a team of HD-experienced physical therapy and neurology specialists to assess safety as well as cognitive and movement benefits of a weekly dance program for people with HD.