The Effects of 12 Weekly Salsa Training on Bmi And Static Balance


CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol.44, no.1, pp.1-21, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-21
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


In recent years, dance is a fun aerobic training which done by a growing number of people. According to the definition found in the concept of popular music, dance is a form of communication, people dance to communicate. Turkey offers a variety of practitioner found in Latin dance family Salsa and this work conducted for the purpose of examining the effects of 12 weekly training's on the static balance values and body mass index (BMI). All have never danced before 10 male, 10 female 20 person subject group and eight female, nine male 17 person control group joined as volunteers to this work. In this work the subjects and control group's height measurements, weight measurements and Bass Stick Test-Lengthwise have been taken. BMI is calculated as weight/height(2) values. After calculating the difference between the groups arithmetic mean, standard deviation of values, Mann-Whitney U test was applied to research data. Before the start of exercise the subjects and control groups the first balance tests are not different from each other. p<.05. After 12 weekly dance exercise when looking at the last test measuring balance value, there is a significant difference between who dance and don't. p<.05 the first test BMI values, p>.05 was not a statistically significant difference between. As a result, 12 regular weekly made Salsa dance exercise is an activity that develops static balance but does not affect the values of BMI were determined.