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Nutr Hosp. 2016 Jun 30;33(3):288. doi: 10.20960/nh.288.

Dance participation and academic performance in youth girls

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Department of Physical Education, Sports, and Human Movement. Autonomous University of Madrid.


Dance is a predominant type of physical activity among girls. Dance characteristics imply skills associated to health-related physical fitness, as well as others such as learning and memory, mental representation, imagination and creativity, which are related to cognitive development. Although dance has been shown to influence physical health among youth girls, whether dance may influence academic performance and cognition in youth remains to be elucidated. The objective of this work was to examine the association between participation in dance and academic performance in youth girls.


Dance participation. Yourth girls. Academic performance.

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