Exercising doesn't always have to be going to the gym and spending 30 minutes on a treadmill or doing 20 push-ups and curl-ups everyday. You can get your exercise by just moving to a rhythm and a beat! DaFoH is a new CHAPS initiative targeting to create awareness about the art of dancing and aiming to get kids excited about fitness and exercise. Dancing is one of the best fitness activities you can do for your body as you get a whole body workout and burn a lot of calories and fat!



DAFOH

Dance For Health

Popular Types of Dance Include: 

  • Ballet
  • Hip-hop
  • Salsa
  • Tap dance
  • ​Belly dance
  • ​Jazz
  • Bollywood
  • Bhangra






According to the 'Better Health Channel' dancing has benefits including:

  • ​Improving heart and lung conditions 
  • Increasing muscular strength and endurance 
  • ​Having stronger bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis
  • ​Improving coordination, agility (move quickly and easily), and flexibility
  • ​Improving balance
  • Improving general and psychological wellbeing 
  • ​Improving self-confidence and self-esteem
  • ​Improving social skills ​​



DaFoH was introduced at the CHAPS 2018 third annual conference. We had the opportunity to see one of our local, competitive Bhangra teams, Virginia School of Bhangra!​​

​​​​​​Children's Health Awareness Program in Schools

           making American schools healthy, one child at a time