Power of Ballroom Dancing-It Only Hurts When You Stop

The power of ballroom dancing is awesome and sometimes amazing. Did you have any idea that spending time on the dance floor has the power to relieve physical pain and emotional suffering? It’s true. You’ll see that ‘it only hurts when you stop ballroom dancing‘.

Everyone has physical pain from time to time.

Some pains are big, some are small. Even the small ones such as an ingrown toenail can be quite aggravating. Big ones like back pain, are debilitating. But, according to some, when you’re ballroom dancing, it seems that both the physical and mental pain go away.

However, be forewarned that it may come back when you stop dancing.

How does ballroom dancing make you forget about the pain?

  • Ballroom dancing gives you a full workout of both the body and the mind.
  • Concentrating on your moves will result in (possibly) relieving pain – if only for a little while.
  • The atmosphere of the dance floor, the company of your fellow dancers, and the music all work together to make you forget that something hurts.
  • It’s a true miracle worker when it comes to stress reduction.  “Forget your troubles, come on get happy!” Dancing will do it for you.

How do we know about this ‘power of ballroom dancing’?

Instructors and professional ballroom dancers are on their feet teaching all day long, sometimes as much as 12 hours a day.  Guess what, their feet hurt. But, they never seem to notice much until they stop dancing. Then it’s time to break out the footbath for a good long soak.

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If that’s you, too, here’s a post entitled, “Self-care Tips to Soothe Aching Feet at Home”.

What does this say about the benefits of ballroom dancing?

It’s true that there are lots of reasons to take up dancing, not the least of which is to help you forget about whatever it is that’s making you suffer. By the way, if you’re enjoying the golden years and unsure of what to learn, check out this post, “Seniors are Getting Back to Dancing“.

Of course, there are some things that must be taken care of before dancing can work its magic. Dancing can help heal a broken heart, but it won’t give you a hip-replacement if that’s what you need. You’re gonna have to relieve that pain with a different kind of doctor.

If you’re on the fence and not sure, give yourself a gift and learn to love the power of ballroom dancing. Don’t you think it’s time to stop making excuses and get up and shake that thing? Why wait another day when you could be dancing the night away!

it only hurts when you stop ballroom dancing


  1. […] As for me, I can remember as a new ballroom dancer that my feet that hurt a lot. As a matter of fact, swinging my legs over the side of the bed to get up made me anxious. In short, I could have used some of these remedies to help relieve the pain. On the other hand, the good news is, with time I didn’t notice it as much. This is explained in the Dance Safari post, “The Power of Ballroom Dancing-It Only Hurts When You Stop“. […]

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