People with Parkinson's disease are participating in dance class as part of a new research study out of the University of Calgary.

The class uses dance as a therapeutic tool and many participants say it has made a big difference in their lives.

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"It's one hour when we can both forget that I shake," said Norma Male, who takes the class with her husband Bill.

"It makes us forget for that one hour, or it distracts us anyways, for knowing that there is something not right with us."