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Dance-based body-movement as kinesthetic therapy to reduce the impact of Prolonged Periods Classroom Settings Algerian Primary School

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In recent years, dance-based body-movement regulated video games have been harnessed in school-based physical health activities. Such programs are used in European primary schools to help schoolchildren to be of better health. In the Greece Primary School curriculum, use of these vidoe games cover aspects of physical, emotional, social and mental functioning and well-being. Herein, the correlation between movement and emotion is evident. This study was to investigate the significance of Play Dance and its impact on primary school education in Algeria. In it, a four-week educational intervention in the field of dance was applied during school recess (morning and afternoon). The daily physical activity was administered in the form of imitating dance moves basing on the Freeze Game (Just Dance Kids 2014) modal and accounted for 10 minutes of the recess time. The sample consisted of 45 male students of the 4rth class, of primary slimani school residence of Naama, a municipality of Mecheria. Pre- and post-testing of the invested program was based on the INDARES program. Data analysis was performed by way of descriptive statistic indices, Paired Samples Correlations, and Paired Samples Test. The results showed differences between the start and end of the educational intervention. It is, hence, recommended as it engenders considerable physiological and motor improvements thst correlate with the children’s overall health.
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  • Institute of Physical Education and Sport, University of Mostaganem, 27000 Mostaganem, Algeria
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