As a disciplinary program, dance falls between the arts and physical education. As a result, it can often be overlooked or sidelined by either program, to the determent of its great value for community college students. Dance and its attention to movement, mental focus, and physical control provide important neurological benefits that affect both the mind and the body. This study examines research studies that identify the neurological benefits of dance and evaluates student perceptions of its value on physical and mental well-being. The research on student perceptions was conducted at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Pledger, C. (2016). Ballroom Dance: An Education Like No Other. Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges, 20 (1). Retrieved from http://commons.vccs.edu/inquiry/vol20/iss1/7