Want to Dance? 3 Big Reasons to Learn Social Dancing

Go ahead, take the first step. Start by asking yourself a few questions. To begin with, what are some of the reasons people want to learn social dancing? More specifically, what do you hope to get out of it? Some will say, “My daughter’s wedding is coming up.” Or, “We’re going on a cruise.” Still others declare, “I’m planning to go to Argentina this summer and I want to learn the Tango.”  Above all, you just know you want to learn to dance.

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Go ahead, take the first step to a better life.

When you go to a ballroom studio’s website you’ll find, “The Benefits of Dancing”. 

For me, it boils down to 3 things. We want to dance to get fit physically, mentally, and emotionally.

1. Look better physically

  • Get stronger when you use your muscles in a new and different way.
  • Develop long, lean muscles as you warm-up and stretch before your lessons.
  • Build cardio stamina.
  • Lose weight painlessly!
  • Improve balance and coordination.
  • Learn social dancing for better poise and posture.

2. Stay sharp mentally

  • Sharpen brainpower by learning a new skill.
  • Improve cognitive function while warding off Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases.
  • You challenge yourself when you learn something that’s outside of your comfort zone.
  • Enhance your sense of accomplishment when you set a goal and achieve it. For the purpose of learning more about this, read a post with tips about goal-setting here.

3. Feel great emotionally

  • 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 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 at social dancing.
  • Reconnect with your partner. In fact, this is great for new parents and empty-nesters.
  • Pain relief; they say it only hurts when you stop!
  • Last, but certainly not least, stress relief.  
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Dance more to stress less!

Get more out of life!

If you want to enjoy life more as your health and self-image go through the roof, learn social dancing. To be sure, you’ll feel better, look better, and move better. With this in mind, get moving with the music. Without a doubt, this is one move you won’t regret!

By the way, if you’re looking for ballroom dance music, read this Dance Safari post, “5 Sources of Practice Music for Ballroom Dancing“.

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  1. Fabulous reasons to dance, the reason I started was simply to learn the Tango, then we realised that without learning to dance first it was too greater challenge. I never realised how many different muscles you use, loving it. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is a wonderful post, Barbara. ๐Ÿ™‚
    We have benefited immensely by learning to dance. I recommend it for all the reasons you’ve so eloquently stated… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks for the comment. Hope you enjoy many more years of dancing. It’s the key to staying vibrant.

      • We enjoy it a lot. We are social – not comps & no solos at studio events. Given that, we do well โ€ฆ and you can find Ballroom in my Categories. Even did a few short stories around that topic.

      • I’m enjoying your posts. I like the way you are concise and get to the point. I tend to ramble, but it’s mostly because I’m so excited to be writing about ballroom dancing.
        Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

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