ERIC Number: ED085333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Aerobic Dancing--A Rhythmic Sport.
Fitness programs now and in the future must offer built-in cardiovascular conditioning, variety, novelty, and change to meet the physical, mental, and emotional needs of our society. Aerobic dancing (dancing designed to train and strengthen the heart, lungs, and vascular system) is one of the first indoor group Aerobic exercise programs designed to improve cardiovascular endurance through enjoyable and challenging activity. While being creative and fun it a) strengthens heart and lungs, b) tones skeletal muscles, and c) provides mental and emotional release. Aerobic dances have been choreographed to contain predetermined percentages of a) simple vigorous dance steps, b) stretches and other movements to improve muscular flexibility, and c) muscle toning movements. Lesson schedules may also be designed to fit the needs of the individual. (Seven dance schedules are included.) (JB)
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Dance, Exercise (Physiology), Heart Rate, Muscular Strength, Physical Recreation Programs
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Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.