This is why the Great Bruce Lee took up Cha Cha dancing, and later became a champion Cha Cha practitioner. Bruce Lee incorporated these skills in a training form which he called 'Interaction Drills'.
This is also part of the fundamental principles behind whirling practices as done in Persian yoga . The whirling and the practice of 'kicking' (Pa Zadan in Persian) are aimed at improving and increasing the athlete's sense of coordination, control, balance and judgment of space and distance.
These exercises have the added benefit of increasing and improving cardio endurance and concentration.