We are pleased to commend Times writer Allan Parachini for his outstanding article on the rapidly evolving dance-exercise industry. The article underscored the responsible efforts of the many fitness professionals and organizations devoted to informing consumers about dance-exercise technique and injury prevention.
Although we believe that the burden of responsibility to design and lead safe and effective exercise classes rests on the shoulders of the fitness instructor, we feel that the consumer must also assume the responsibility of making intelligent choices when selecting an exercise class and/or instructor. Well-informed and accurate journalism offers much needed and much appreciated assistance to those instructors and organizations committed to improving public awareness of the benefits of proper dance-exercise.
JUDI SHEPPARD MISSETT, president
GREG PHILLIPS, director,
Health & Fitness Education