Q&A With Alexander Ng From Marquette University: Ballroom Dancing Shows Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Beyond

When many people think of ballroom dancing they likely think of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The same steps that made them famous on the big screen could help people stay on their feet despite the challenges of multiple sclerosis.

When many people think of ballroom dancing they likely think of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The same steps that made them famous on the big screen could help people stay on their feet despite the challenges of multiple sclerosis.

Alexander Ng, PhD, FACSM, from Marquette University discussed the results of a study on the topic at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Indianapolis. Ng said the results showed not only benefits in the physical abilities of the patients but also helped in the work with their dance partners through the process.