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What is it?

  • These are forms of movement and dance which are done with the aim of helping you to keep physically fit.  

  • Many activities involve movement to music.  They include aerobics and eurythmics as well as more specialist schools (see under organisations below).  

  • In some cases this area overlaps with other activities like keepfit and yoga and dancing generally. 

Find out more


English Folk Dance & Song Society 
Laban Guild  0208 892 5132
Margaret Morris Movement  01959 572868
Medau Society  01372 729056




We have not managed to identify any magazines specifically concerned with movement and dance.  But some magazines listed under both keepfit and dancing may be helpful.

Getting started

  • Find a local movement and dance group or club (see organisations above).

  • Take a class or course at your local club sports centre.

  • Consult books or magazines on different types of movement and dance.

  • Check in your local library/paper or sports centre for more information.

What you need

Skills and people
  • Movement and dance can be done by people of all ages and both sexes.

  • The more informal programmes of aerobics and the like can be carried on alone in your own home

  • But, many people do movement and dance exercise as part of a group.  The stimulus and social contact that a group involves can be important and a teacher can help individuals to progress.  

  • It is better if the people you exercise with are of roughly the same standard of physical fitness as yourself.

Equipment or clothing
  • Clothing in which it is easy to move is important for these activities.  Some of them may require special footwear.  

  • The more serious groups may wear special tunics or keepfit clothing.

A place or facilities
  • Most of these activities can be done in any open space, including in the home.  

  • Groups meet in schools and village and community halls, as well as sports centres.  

  • Some organisations have their own premises.

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