More skills and training required as mature dance sector grows

As our population ages, older Australians’ access to dance practice and training will become increasingly important.

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A range of studies have shown that participation in dance for the elderly can improve balance, core strength and coordination, leading to a reduction in falls, increase social connectedness, mental health and well-being, and improve physical condition and mental alertness – even reducing the risk of dementia.

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