According to the University of Missouri-Columbia researchers, participation by older adults in dance-based therapy can improve both their balance and walking speed the key factors in reducing the risk of falls and injury. The researchers used a program called the Lebed Method based on a combination of low-impact dance steps choregraphed to music. IN the latest of series of studies volunteers at an independent living facility participated in 18 dance sessions of a two-month period. They
had so much fun that continued dancing after the study ended!