Official Journal of Department of Physical Education, Bharathiar University Coimbatore
Vol. 12 No. 1 (2021): Volume 12, Issue 1, Year 2021

Comparative study on flexibility and balance between dancer and non-dancer boys

Kodeeswaran N
Ph.D, Research Scholar, Department of Physical Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
Murugavel K
Professor and Head, Department of Physical Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Published 2021-01-14


  • Flexibility,
  • Balance,
  • Dancer,
  • Non-dancers Boys,
  • Bharathiar University Students

How to Cite

N, K., & K, M. (2021). Comparative study on flexibility and balance between dancer and non-dancer boys. Bharathiar National Journal of Physical Education and Exercise Science (ISSN:0976-3678) E-ISSN Applied (International Peer-Reviewed Journal), 12(1), 1–3. Retrieved from


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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