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ERIC Number: EJ901562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Dance Is Not a Dirty Word
Goodwin, Brenda
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n1 p10-12 Sep-Oct 2010
Successful physical educators should always search for fun and effective ways to keep their students fit and active. According to Garber, McKinney, and Carleton (1992), an aerobic dance program can be "an effective alternative to a traditional walk-jog training regime." Such a program can provide students with a unique, creative, and worthwhile way to exercise in their target heart rate zones. Because adding an aerobics dance component to a traditional physical education class may uniquely appeal to students, it may also promote exercise adherence to a whole new group of non-exercisers. As exercise professionals, physical educators have the ability and the duty to present students with a variety of ways to achieve lifetime fitness. One way to accept this challenge is to present unique ways to exercise. Using the knowledge of sports movements that all physical educators possess is an easy and enjoyable way to "dance" into fitness. In this article, the author discusses how physical educators can produce a successful lesson plan in dance aerobics with this formula: Sports Knowledge + Sports Movement + Sports Songs = Sports Aerobic Dance. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A