Dance 4 your life: A dance and health project

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North Kent Local Authorities Arts Partnership (NKLAAP)

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In September 2008, North Kent Local Authorities Arts Partnership (NKLAAP) developed dance 4 your life, (a dance research project), and commissioned a team of Dance Scientists and Researchers from Laban to assess the impact and potential health benefits of a dynamic contemporary dance programme on young adolescents.

Dance 4 your life was devised with the dual aims of delivering an enjoyable dance programme, and scientifically assessing its impact on the fitness, health, and well being of young people in the NKLAAP region, which includes both Local and Unitary Authority areas of Gravesham, Medway and Swale. The programme was delivered by a team of professional dance artists to year 10 students in 5 secondary schools over two terms during 2009.

Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Main Focus: Physical Health

Research Purpose: Primary Research

Context: Education

Participant Group: Young People (16-25)

Art Forms: Dance

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