There has been a lot of research carried out into the benefits of line dancing, unfortunately
not in this country.
It is accepted that social activities such as line dancing are good for peoples well
Line dancing is being used in South Africa as a way of treating and preventing brittle
bones. My basic understanding is that by stomping your feet it makes the bone denser
and therefore reduces the risk or improves the condition of brittle bones. More information
can be found on the Internet.
In the USA they have found that line dancing is one of the best forms of activity
to combat mental health problems. The basic argument is that with line dancing you
are not only exercising your body, but because you are learning new dances you are
also exercising your mind.
General research has shown that line dancing improves peoples well being, coordination
and confidence. Line dancers meet up with a group of people weekly for the same
reason. This builds a bond and improves the persons outlook and therefore their feeling
of well being and self worth.
A number of TV programmes have recommended line dancing as a good form of keep fit
and weight loss. Unfortunately, there have also been programmes that have shown line
dancing in a bad way and has put people off.
There are a number of sites on the Internet if you want further information.