Published in – Problems of education in the 21st century, Volume 56, 2013 -128
Present study addresses the question of the effects of the evidence based TANZPRO® Biodanza Program (Stueck & Villegas, 2009, Stück, 2013) based on BIODANZA by Rolando Toro and Cecilia Luzzi (Toro, 2010). TANZPRO® Biodanza is the nonverbal part of the School of Empathy concept by Marcus Stueck (Stueck, 2013), which was developed in the project “Healthy Lifestyles in Kindergardens” of the German Ministry of Health (2009 until 2011).
Biodanza is a contact and motion-based intervention method with auto-regulative claim on immune competence and the autonomic system of children of kindergarten age. The evaluation took ten weeks. A TANZPRO® Biodanza class with girls aged four to six was carried out from September 2011 until December 2012. The immunological parameters immunoglobulin A and testosterone as well as the autonomic heart rate parameters were collected before and after each TANZPRO® Biodanza sessions of the course as a process variable.
Especially the reduced testosterone levels after the meetings in the saliva of children show positive effects of the method on the immune system. The decrease of IgA levels after TANZPRO® Biodanza in the saliva of children towards age norm might be due to an immune regulative effect. The specific effects of TANZPRO® Biodanza on heart rate towards a mean level show improvement of physical auto regulatory processes. Read more