Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
On-line version ISSN 1980-6574
FONSECA, Cristiane Costa; VECCHI, Rodrigo Luiz and GAMA, Eliane Florencio. The ballroomdance influence in body perception. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 200-207. ISSN 1980-6574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742012000100020.
Ballroomdance is a feeling expression through the movements. Couples should realize their potential motor action and space available to interact appropriately one with the others leading to a correct organization of their bodies in space. Dancing with a partner, exploring perceptual diversity together, bringing the emotions aroused in a musical rhythm, makes this practice responsible for positive changes in the relationship between mind and body, modifying the body perception, both in proprioceptive (body schema), as in emotional (body image) aspects. The aim of this study was to discuss the dance and its contribution to the body perception of its practitioners. The study included a descriptive review of the literature with a qualitative approach consideration. However, more than learning the dance technique is necessary to know how to use these resources as a tool and not as a "prison." The beauty of ballroomdance achieves a balance between technique and the emotions.
Keywords : Dance; Perception; Proprioception; Body image.