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Dance can boost young people’s mental health and wellbeing

10 February 2018

A new international study into the impact of sport, exercise and dance on 15-24 year olds has shown evidence that dance can help improve teenagers’ and young adults’ mental health.

 

Key findings include:

  • Aerobic and hip-hop dance lead to positive mood enhancement compared to ice-skating and body conditioning.

  • Dance training is effective in lowering self-reported depression.

 

Full evidence review here.