ABCD - Any Body Can Dance – What is it and why Brent?
Updated: Mar 8
ABCD Any Body Can Dance – What is it and why Brent?
This dance Initiative is primarily about getting as many children as possible within Brent schools at Key Stage 1 - 5, moving and keeping active through Latin and African dance during school hours or as an after-school activity.
ABCD Any Body Can Dance – What are the benefits?
Dancing maintains and improves our quality of life more than any other human activity:
physical fitness - whole body
social engagement and cooperation
memory, and whole brain exercise
accessibility and diversity
self-expression and artistic/creative outlet
Can you think of any physical activity that offers as many benefits for human existence as dancing.
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ABCD Any Body Can Dance – What happening in Brent?
Brent has some of the highest childhood obesity rates in London. Some 41.7 per cent of children in Year 6 were recorded as overweight or obese in 2018/19. Ethnicity data shows that children with the highest rates of excess weight in the diverse borough are from black Afro-Caribbean backgrounds. (Local Government Association).