This sport and recreation profle presents inormation about participation in dance (various) among New Zealandadults aged 16 years and over. It is compiled rom inormation collected through the 2007/08 Active NZSurvey and includes:
Denition of Dance (Various)
In the 2007/08 Active New Zealand Survey, participants reported whether they had participated in the ollowingdance categories or sport or recreation purposes: ballet, ballroom, contemporary/modern, country/olk/line,cultural/national
, hip-hop/break/krump, jazz/tap, latin, social
, club/rave/disco, and dance (other). For thepurpose o analyses in this profle, dance (various) includes all dance orms mentioned above with the exceptiono the club/rave/disco dance category. Throughout this profle dance (various) will be reerred to as dance.
A total o 4,443 adults aged 16 years and over participated in the 2007/08 Active NZ Survey. Among theparticipants, 526 (123 men, 403 women) reported participating in dance at least once during the 12 monthspreceding the interview. The 4,443 interviews (which were completed over a 12-month period beginning inMarch 2007) were stratifed by month and by the 17 regional sports trust catchment areas.
The Active NZ Survey (an interviewer-administered, ace-to-ace sel-report survey) consisted o two datacollection tools:
2. a seven-day physical activity recall diary.The sport and recreation survey was used to collect inormation about participation levels in various sport andrecreation activities. Participants reported the sport and recreation activities they participated in over threedierent timerames: during the 12 months, our weeks and seven days preceding the interview. Participantsreported a range o other sport and recreation inormation including where they participated in activities,participation in volunteering, instruction to improve perormance and involvement in clubs and centres.The seven-day physical activity recall diary assessed the requency, intensity and duration o sport and recreationactivities participated in during the seven days preceding the interview. The ollowing inormation was collectedor each day o the previous week:
3. the total time spent participating in each specifc sport and recreation activity (e.g. spent 60 minutes on
1 Examples o cultural/national dance are lakalaka, tamure, mako, Scottish, Irish and Dutch.2 Examples o social dance are ceroc, lindy hop, rocknroll and old time.