2014, Volume 6, Issue 2

Assessment of the impact of one-year training in acrobatic rock’n’roll on overall motor coordination in eight-year-old children



Robert Walaszek1, Tomasz Nosal2

1Department of Leisure and Biological Recreation, University School of Physical Education in Krakow
2Acrobatic Rock\'n\'Roll Club Podwawelski Krakow


Author for correspondence: Robert Walaszek; Department of Leisure and Biological Recreation, University School of Physical Education in Krakow; email: robertwalaszek63[at]gmail.com

DOI: 10.2478/bjha-2014-0009

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of the research was to assess the level of overall motor coordination in children practising sport dance – namely, acrobatic rock’n’roll – against the background of their peers who did not dance. The evaluation also included the lateral differentiation of overall motor coordination and skills of kinaesthetic movement differentiation.
Material/Methods: The research was conducted in a group of 64 persons aged eight. The research group consisted of thirty children who had practised acrobatic rock’n’roll for a year. The clinical control group was formed by nineteen schoolgirls and fifteen schoolboys who did not practise any sport dance. The research participants’ motor coordination level was evaluated by means of a test with the use of Starosta’s coordination-meter. The same test was used to assess the lateral differentiation of the turning jump and to evaluate the participants’ skill of kinaesthetic movement differentiation.
Results: After one year of practice the research group achieved better results as far as their skills of kinaesthetic differentiation and of movement symmetrisation were concerned.
Conclusions: After one-year training, both the boys and girls who practiced sport dance showed a higher level of overall motor coordination than non-training children of the same age.


Key words: sport dance, acrobatic rock’n’roll, motor coordination, children


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AMA:

Walaszek R, Nosal T. Assessment of the impact of one-year training in acrobatic rock’n’roll on overall motor coordination in eight-year-old children. Balt J Health Phys Activ. 2014;6(2). doi:10.2478/bjha-2014-0009

APA:

Walaszek, R., & Nosal, T. (2014). Assessment of the impact of one-year training in acrobatic rock’n’roll on overall motor coordination in eight-year-old children. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.2478/bjha-2014-0009

Chicago:

Walaszek, Robert, Nosal Tomasz. 2014. "Assessment of the impact of one-year training in acrobatic rock’n’roll on overall motor coordination in eight-year-old children". Balt J Health Phys Activ 6 (2). doi:10.2478/bjha-2014-0009

Harvard:

Walaszek, R., and Nosal, T. (2014). Assessment of the impact of one-year training in acrobatic rock’n’roll on overall motor coordination in eight-year-old children. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.2478/bjha-2014-0009

MLA:

Nosal, Tomasz et al. "Assessment of the impact of one-year training in acrobatic rock’n’roll on overall motor coordination in eight-year-old children." Balt J Health Phys Activ, vol. 6, no. 2, 2014. doi:10.2478/bjha-2014-0009

Vancouver:

Walaszek R, Nosal T. Assessment of the impact of one-year training in acrobatic rock’n’roll on overall motor coordination in eight-year-old children. Balt J Health Phys Activ 2014; 6(2). Available from: doi:10.2478/bjha-2014-0009