Dancing Effects on Preschoolers’ Sensorimotor Synchronization, Balance, and Movement Reaction Time

Panagiota Chatzihidiroglou, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Georgios Lykesas, Georgios Doganis
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills, March 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0031512518765545

Dancing Effects on Preschoolers’ Rhythmic Synchronization, Balance, and Movement Reaction Time

What is it about?

Rhythmic synchronization, balance and movement reaction time are crucial factors for the successful execution of daily and sport activities. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of a dance program for preschool children on rhythmic synchronization, balance and movement reaction time.

Why is it important?

According to the results of the study, a dance program may enhance children’s rhythm and balance, but not movement reaction time.


Dr Dimitris Chatzopoulos (Author)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The current paper has stressed the importance of dancing for the development of rhythmic synchronization and balance on preschool children. Taking into consideration the importance of rhythm and balance for daily and sports activities, it is suggested that dancing should be a basic component in preschool education.

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