Susmita Dey, Saikot Chatterjee
Dance is expression of feelings through body movements. Dance is a part of culture of human society. Dance may be of various types like military, religious, festive and so on. Dance may also be classified as folk, classical etc. In India dance is a cultural heritage continuing through ages. Dance is a wonderful fitness work out rejuvenating and refurbishing human body with vigor, fitness and endurance. Dance not only promote physical fitness it has a wide range of positive impact on behavioral setup too. The author being a physical educationist by profession and passionate for dance made up her mind to conduct a research on dace and fitness and very specifically premeditated to compare the health related fitness of sedentary girls and girls involved in regular Kathak dance practice. kathak is a classical dance form of India involving numerous body movements. It involves turns, twists, rotations and several other body movements converging to sound fitness. As a part of her Ph.D. research in this area the scholar ascertained that the Kathak females are better in fitness variable Cardio respiratory endurance, muscular endurance and body composition than the sedentary girls.
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