Physical Education Provision in Schools. A Role for Dance

Dan Tao*, Yang Gao, Feifei Li, Wei Liang, Jiao Jiao, Wendy Y J Huang, Rashmi Supriya, Julien Baker

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The purpose of this paper is to stimulate debate in relation to physical education provision in the school environment. The paper outlines the potential benefits of dance as a viable alternative/addition to the provision of traditional physical activities used currently in the school setting. Further to this, the paper also comments on the changing role of the physical education teacher in the delivery and structure of physical education classes. Finally, the paper discusses the usefulness of dance in relation to physiological and psychological benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38–41
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Activity and Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Physiology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Anatomy
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

User-Defined Keywords

  • Dance
  • Physical Activity
  • Schools
  • Teachers


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