Huntington’s disease was formally known as Huntington’s chorea, deriving from the Greek word for ‘dance’, due to the involuntary, dance-like movements displayed by individuals with this disease. Involuntary movements are the most recognised symptom of this disease and are often confused for other socially unacceptable behaviour. In 2017, Huntington’s Victoria created Move 4 HD: a dance initiative that celebrates a person’s ability to move and participate and in doing so, shift our focus from one of incapacity to capacity and allow affected individuals to feel valued within their community. Current research demonstrates that people who are at risk, gene positive or diagnosed with HD can reduce the impact of the disease and delay progression by staying physically, mentally and socially active. So come get your groove on and please join us for a day full of laughter, fun and dancing!
You can participate by either joining HV’s Dance 4 HD event or sharing your own activity via Instagram or Facebook, and inspire other members of your community to participate in #Move4HD.
In an afternoon of dance fitness, this awareness raising event will celebrate a person’s ability to move and shift our focus from inability to ability.
Join us and get your groove on at Huntington’s Victoria’s annual dance class! With limited spaces available, purchase your ticket today! Please note, children under the age of 16 are free.