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“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.

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“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