Patients Heal Through Dance
By NY1 News
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM EST

A local fitness company is helping patients heal through dance. 


Professional Performing Arts and Fitness wrapped up its interpretative dance program Wednesday with a holiday show. 


Patients here at the Richmond Center for Rehabilitation have been working closely with an instructor for the last 8 months. 


During that time, patients say they picked up some important skills. 


"It helps me in my healing process gives me something to think about. Gives me something to do and gives me something to be proud of," said Patient Anthony Syville. 


"It offers express myself, all the feelings that I'm going through. I'm going through a lot of feelings being in here. I've been in here for 5 years," Patient William Phinizy. 


Organizers say they plan to continue the dance program in the coming months.