The Benefits of Dancing.
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The Benefits to Your Health The following are excerpts from an article called "Checkmating Alzheimer's" published in the New York Times on June 24, 2003:

"Can regular games of bridge or chess or playing a musical instrument ward off the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia?"

"By contrast, most physical activities, like group exercise or team games, had no significant impact. The only exception was ballroom dancing, possibly because of the mental demands of remembering dance steps, responding to music and coordinating with a partner."