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Dance - health benefits

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/dance-health-benefits

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Dance - health benefits
There are many forms of dance, from ballroom to barn dancing and disco to Morris dancing. Dance has always been a part of human culture, rituals and celebrations. Today, most dancing is about recreation and self-expression, although it can also be done as a competitive activity.

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Health benefits of dancing

Health benefits of dancing
  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • increased aerobic fitness
  • improved muscle tone and strength
  • ...

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Getting started with dancing

  • Dance in a group, with a partner, or on your own.
  • Enjoy dancing at dance schools, social venues, community halls and in your own home.
  • It can be a great recreational and sporti...

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Types of dance

  • Ballet – this dance style focuses on strength, technique and flexibility.
  • Ballroom dancing – this involves a number of partner-dancing styles such as the waltz, swing, fo...

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Choose a dance style

When choosing a dance style, ask yourself questions such as:

  • Do I want to dance to improve my fitness?
  • Am I trying to improve my flexibility and coordination?
  • Do I...

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