Tully's Health and Fitness Institute in Stamford offers dance classes to alleviate Parkinson's disease

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The "Parkinson's on the Move" class is taught by ballet master and Broadway dancer Alexander Tressor. (10/28/13)

STAMFORD - As researchers study new treatments for Parkinson's disease, other research outside the lab shows that dancing can help those stricken with the disease.

A group of patients are taking part in a dance class offered by Tully's Health and Fitness Institute every Monday. Studies show these moves can alleviate the challenges of Parkinson's.

The "Parkinson's on the Move" class is taught by ballet master and Broadway dancer Alexander Tressor.

Tressor was diagnosed with Parkinson's eight years ago when he was 47.

"What I discovered is you have to move, you have to find a way find a will to move your body despite all the tremors and the shaking because those are involuntary," says Tressor.  

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