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Dance - health benefits

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 sporting choice.
  • The gear you need for dancing will depend on the style of dancing you choose.

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Dancing benefits
Dancing benefits
  • Studies have found that dancing can improve balance, gait, walking speed, and reaction time, as well as cognitive and fine motor performance.
  • Dancing may help people with Pa...
Dancing

It is the physical expression through movement and rhythm of relationships, feelings and ideas.

Dance can help restore joy and stability in troubled lives and ease the tensions in scho...

Dance benefits
  • In an evaluation of Dancing Classrooms in New York City, 95 % of teachers said that as a result of dancing together, there was a demonstrable improvement in students’ abilities to cooperate and collaborate.
  • Dancing improves reading and math scores.  “physical activity has a positive influence on memory, concentration and classroom behavior.”
  • Arts benefit everyone regardless of their vocational pathways.
Dancin’ In The (Virtual) Streets
Dancin’ In The (Virtual) Streets

The lockdown has resulted in restricted movement but has led to a rise in dance, as people strive for physical movement for fitness, stress relief, healing and human connection.

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Dancers and Social Communicators

They have a common set of genes, according to a recent study published in Genetics Journal, and the evolution of these genes dates back 1.5 million years.

Our ancestors were good orators and dancers, having specific skills for social bonding, where celebration, healing and rituals (like the Rain Dance in some cultures) were accompanied by dance.

African Dance As A Mean Of Communication

The Guadeloupe island inhabitants in West Africa used dance as the main means of communication, with the art form of ‘Big Drum’ called Gwoka, which had different beat rhythms for different emotions.