Go ahead – take the first step. Ask yourself why you want to dance. What drives people to want to learn social dancing?
“My daughter’s wedding is coming up.” “We’re going on a cruise.” “I’m planning to go to South America on vacation this summer.” Whatever the reason, you just know you want to dance.
When you go to any ballroom dance studio’s website or Facebook page, I guarantee you’ll find a long list entitled, “The Benefits of Dancing”. While the list can be long, for me it boils down to 3 things.
We want to dance in order to get fit and stay healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally.
1. Physical Benefits
- Get stronger
- Develop long, lean muscles
- Build cardio stamina
- Lose weight (painlessly!)
- Improve balance and coordination
- Beautiful poise and posture
2. Mental Benefits
- Learning a new skill sharpens brainpower
- Improve cognitive function while warding off Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases
- Especially beneficial if you are learning something that is outside of your comfort zone
- Enhance your sense of accomplishment when you set the goal to learn about social dance and then proceed to achieve that goal
3. Emotional Benefits
- Go ahead and lose yourself to the music – you know you want to!
- Human touch is required and is totally PC
- Partnership skills grow, “You lead, I’ll follow”
- Enjoy the indescribable sensation of you and your partner moving as one
- Increase companionship and a sense of belonging as you mingle with others who share your interest in becoming better dancers
- Reconnect with your partner, e.g., empty nesters want to dance together
- Pain relief; they say it only hurts when you stop dancing!
- Last, but certainly not least, stress relief
You want to dance so you can watch your health and self-image skyrocket. Feel better, look better, move better. Enjoy your life and get moving to the music. I promise you won’t regret it.
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