Yes you can danse to improve your well-being even with ataxia or spastic paraplegia.
Try this tutorial with videos of increasing difficulties and give your opinion on the web site.
By Lucy Vincent et Alexandra Durr (ICM, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris)
Alan, thanks so much for finding and sharing great articles and research! jd
I had some physiotherapy for balance. She taught me the grapevine dance. It involves moving to one side so have plenty room. Begin by making yourself a cup of tea, but don’t drink it yet - and two biscuits (optional).
Cross your left foot across and in front of your right foot. Bring your right foot across and behind your left foot
To a normal standing position. Then a bit different:
Cross your left foot across and behind your right foot.
Bring your right foot across and in front of your left foot
To a normal standing position
Repeat (moving right each time)
Do the same in reverse moving left
Till you’re back where you started.
Collapse into favourite chair and have your tea.
Impossible? Maybe. But if you can do two steps today, you might be able to do three tomorrow … Within a few months you’ll be ready for ‘Strictly’.
I’ll never be a contestant on Strictly, but I’ll give this a go xB