- Learning a new skill such as Popping stimulates neuroplasticity.
- Dancing increases range of motion, body control, body awareness, balance, use of breath, coordination, memory, flexibility, blood circulation, posture, muscle tone and much more.
- Since Popping is based on the constant interchange between contraction and immediate release of the muscles, students feel that their bodies are more relaxed than usual. Instead of trying to go against the body tension caused by Parkinson's, students go along with it, and that leads the muscles to a necessary relaxation/recovery time.
- Students say Popping lessens the tremors.
- In case of freezing, students find going back to walking easier if they pop their legs instead of forcing them to walk.
- Dancing reduces stress.
- Dancing helps fighting depression.
- Dancing boosts students' self-confidence.
- Popping makes students feel stronger and more connected to their bodies.
- Students say dancing improves their quality of life.
- Dancing stimulates creativity, intellect and emotions.
- Going to a class stimulates students to meet other people and engage in social activities.
- Dancing is about sharing a moment of fun, freedom and enjoyment.
- Students feel less isolated.
- Students feel less alone in their condition.
- Dancing creates a safe environment for everyone to enjoy moving to the music with no distinction of gender, race, age, disability or faith.
- Popping classes widen the range of classes offered for people with Parkinson's.
- Popping is more suitable for younger people with Parkinson's, as it is more active.
- This project opens new doors to Hip Hop as a dance therapy.