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Editorial Ron Iphofen Kathy Nadasen’s article gives us some insight into acceptable forms of active exercise for older people – women in this case – although there seems no reason why men might not perceive similar gains from some line dancing. I have always thought that one of the attractions of line dancing is that, since it is solo dancing in a group, one doesn’t need to find or bring a partner. One dances ‘alone’ – along with everyone else on the dance floor – but as far as I know that may be how younger people dance in clubs most of the time these days! Again, in line dancing there are set steps and sequences, so improvisation is relatively ‘controlled’. Sport and exercise research is largely dominated by quantitative data analysis so Kathy wishes to redress this balance in her qualitative study of older women engaging in line dancing in South Africa. A sample of those who had sustained the activity for more than two years was selected for close study – given that, as with many other leisure pursuits, some people sample the activity and give it up after a short period. It is interesting that not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Pier Professional

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Pier Professional
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Copyright © 2007 by Pier Professional Limited
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1471-7794
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2042-8766
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Abstract

Ron Iphofen Kathy Nadasen’s article gives us some insight into acceptable forms of active exercise for older people – women in this case – although there seems no reason why men might not perceive similar gains from some line dancing. I have always thought that one of the attractions of line dancing is that, since it is solo dancing in a group, one doesn’t need to find or bring a partner. One dances ‘alone’ – along with everyone else on the dance floor – but as far as I know that may be how younger people dance in clubs most of the time these days! Again, in line dancing there are set steps and sequences, so improvisation is relatively ‘controlled’. Sport and exercise research is largely dominated by quantitative data analysis so Kathy wishes to redress this balance in her qualitative study of older women engaging in line dancing in South Africa. A sample of those who had sustained the activity for more than two years was selected for close study – given that, as with many other leisure pursuits, some people sample the activity and give it up after a short period. It is interesting that not

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsPier Professional

Published: Sep 1, 2007

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