COMPARATIVE STUDY ON FLEXIBILITY AND BALANCE BETWEEN DANCER AND NON-DANCER BOYS
Keywords:Flexibility, Balance, Dancer, Non-dancers Boys, Bharathiar University Students
Dance is a form of art that normally involves rhythmic movement of the body and accompanied with music. The author being a dancer in fervour and passion as well as an aspirant of the profession Physical Education strived to conduct the study bearing the title of Comparative Study on Balance and Flexibility between Dancer and Non-Dancer Boys. The researcher selected 30 boys who are regularly involved in 15 Dancer and 15 Non-dancer boys rather sedentary on the basis of purposive stratified random sampling from Bharathiar University students as the subjects of his study. He incorporated Sit and Reach test for assessment of Flexibility and Stork Stand Balance for assessment of tests Balance respectively. With respect to data analysis initially descriptive statics like mean SD and range and further paired sample T test was conducted to ascertain the degree of difference between the means with the help of SPSS soft ware. Data analysis proved significant difference between the Dancer and Non-dancer Boys both with respect to flexibility and Balance. In both the cases the Dancer boys proved to be better though the differences were not statistically significant. Thus, the author arrived at the conclusion that dance involving passion, strength, stamina, enthusiasm, rhythm, amusement and many more could be a wonderful fitness activity similar to other fitness activities like jogging, running, cycling, swimming etc.
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