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Research supports theory that arts can heal society

People who engage with the arts are more likely to be charitable donors and volunteers, a new study has found. 

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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

A new study, published in the Frontiers neuroscience journal, found learning to dance helped older people combat cognitive decline and improved their balance at a greater rate than simple physical exercise.

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Report analyses role for culture in local services

A new report by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) sets out a new model of public services utilising arts and cultural organisations in preventing harm and reducing people’s need for acute services.

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Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

Worldwide, there are 10 million people with Parkinson's Disease who struggle with stiff limbs, tremors and poor balance. But over the past 15 years, a few thousand have taken dance classes that are part of a dance program which began in Brooklyn and has spread throughout the country and around the world. 

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Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

Worldwide, there are 10 million people with Parkinson's Disease who struggle with stiff limbs, tremors and poor balance. But over the past 15 years, a few thousand have taken dance classes that are part of a dance program which began in Brooklyn and has spread throughout the country and around the world. 

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