The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility and efficacy of a 12-week afterschool
afro-centric dance physical activity program for daughters and mothers on the physical
activity level of African-American girls.
Behavioral: Girls and mothers Afro-centric dance program
Behavioral: Girls, alone
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Full eligibility criteria for NCT01588379
Ages eligible for Study
7 Years to 11 Years
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
7 -10 yrs old on the date of randomization
Defined as African-American if her parent/guardian identifies her as such
No inclusion criteria will be used for mothers
Unable to wear the activity monitor
Unable to participate in physical activity, require oxygen supplementation for exertion, have a developmental or physical disability preventing participation, cannot increase their physical activity for any reason, uncorrected structural heart disease)
If girl and/or mother is unable to read, understand, or complete the informed consent or surveys in English.
Musculoskeletal injuries or disorders that would prevent participation
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