dance exerciseDancing is an excellent form of exercise!  Here are just some of the benefits of "getting out on the dance floor!"

  1. Excellent Calorie Burner
  2. Promotes Coordination
  3. Promotes Cardiovascular Conditioning
  4. Prevents Loss of Bone Mass
  5. Increases Your Lung Capacity
  6. Great for Your Blood Vessels
  7. Helps Combat Diabetes
  8. Mentally Stimulating Learn
  9. Gives You an Appreciation for the Arts


Dancing Off Those Calories

Swing dancing: 235 calories/hour

Ballroom dancing: 265

Square dancing: 280

Ballet: 300

Ballroom (fast) 378

Belly dancing: 380

Salsa dancing: 420

Hip Hop 465

Daily Tips

Dancing is a fun activity & it is great for your heart.

Mission Statement

SCOI's mission is to help in the fight against obesity and chronic illness by encouraging Arkansans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health.

SCOI envisions Let’s Dance 2 Health Day recognized and supported statewide for its value in bringing awareness to physical activity and healthier lifestyles for Arkansans.

SCOI’s goal is to increase the percentage of Arkansans of all ages who engage in Let’s Dance 2 Health Day and its’ opportunities for exposure to the arts, physical activity & health benefits.

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