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Godišnjak Fakulteta sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja
2018, iss. 23, pp. 30-38
article language: Serbian
document type: Professional Paper
published on: 14/06/2019
doi: 10.5937/gfsfV1623014M
Relations between dance and group fitness programmes
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
bOsnovna škola 'Jovan Jovanović Zmaj', Kanjiža


Group fitness programmes are popular exercise programmes, the number of which is large, and the trend of new ones being developed is getting more frequent. In fact, direct practice, the development of the fitness industry, fitness equipment and props impose the need for the emergence of new fitness programmes. The main characteristic of the programme is the performance of the movement to music, which was first realised in the form of aerobic dance, at the beginning of the 1970s. Accordingly, the aim of the work was to determine the relations between dances and group fitness programmes. The paper describes the influence of dancers in the development of aerobic exercise programmes to music, the representation of dance structures and the importance of music in the implementation of a lesson. A special reference is made to the contribution of Jackie Sorensen, Judy Shepherd Miset and Alberto Beto Perez to the emergence of aerobic dance, jazz and zumba. In this context, the division of movement structures into changeable, unchangeable and neutral steps is described, with particular reference to the distribution of dance steps. In addition, basic music concepts important for the implementation of a class, such as beat, phrase, a small music sentence and a big music sentence are also defined. In conclusion, it is stated that dances influenced the emergence and development of group fitness programmes, and that dance structures, phrased and unphrased music represent the basis of most fitness programmes.




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