Benefits of Dancing: Improve Balance


“Brazilian researchers found a fifty percent improvement in balance and far fewer falls among seniors who participated in a half hour of ballroom dancing three days a week for three months.”

“Ballroom dancing may improve balance, reduce falls in elderly” by Krystnell Storr citing an article published in Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, online April 5, 2014.


“Dancing would be a beneficial form of physical activity for older adults, with its primary physical benefits being improved balance and a reduced risk of falls.”

“Physical Benefits of Dancing for Healthy Older Adults: A Review” by Justin W.L. Keogh, Andrew Kilding, Philippa Pidgeon, Linda Ashley, and Dawn Gillis in Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2009, 17, 1-23

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