Brain Health & Dance

We have noticed of late that there is much being published on the topic of brain health and dance.  Research is going on in many areas.  We plan to post videos, web links and articles on this topic here.  If you come across something interesting, let us know: ontariofolkdancers@gmail.com

Arts Health Network Canada
This organisation brings together research information as well as arts professionals with an interest in health benefits of participation in the arts, including dance.

Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain

Teen Brains Found In Elderly Dancers Who Participated In 18-Month Age-Reversal Experiment

Shall we dance? Unlocking the mysteries of movement

Thinking On Your Feet: Dancing Wards Off Neurodegenerative Disease By Rewiring The Brain

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Research linking Dancing and Social Connection

Research at McMaster University’s LIVELab
Whether it’s playing Schubert or dancing the tango, artistic expression has a tangible effect on the brain.
Globe and Mail article on McMaster Research.

 

VIDEOS

Kitty Cohen Dancing in Negril at the age of 99!

Kitty Cohen Gets Her Dream Dance at the age of 103!