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Dancing with Parkinson's bridges generations in Shreveport

Shreveport modern dancer Renee Smith Cheveallier leads the Dancing with Parkinson's class at Centenary College.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

People with Parkinson’s disease have a new outlet in Shreveport for coping with the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The Dancing with Parkinson’s class is a partnership between Centenary College and LSU Health Shreveport’s Parkinson’s Disease Resource.

Centenary students in the neurological disorders class take to the dance floor alongside a person with Parkinson’s. The students are able to put a face to the disorder, according to Greg Butcher, an associate professor of neuroscience.

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