Lonely? Ballroom Dancing is the Antidote to Loneliness

There are a number of ways loneliness might affect you. You can be alone and lonely or you might be in the company of others and still be lonely. As a matter of fact, some people prefer to be alone, and they’re happy.  While everyone can benefit from an occasional peaceful interlude, at this point in time, many are looking to break out of the isolation. In fact, they’re anxious to get back to enjoying some human touch.  That’s where ballroom dancing comes in. To be sure, it’s the enemy of loneliness.

You see, ballroom dancing is definitely not a solitary activity.  No sir, you need a partner to perform it and usually, there are others enjoying it at the same time.  For this reason, it’s an ideal way to get out of the habit of being alone as you socialize in a safe and friendly setting.

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Once you find your ballroom dance home, you’ll never be lonely again.

4 Ways That Ballroom Dancing Puts an End to Being Lonely

1. Take some lessons to learn the basics.

If you’re tired of being alone and ready to get out of the house and start living again, what’s the first step? Well, if you wanted to join a bowling league, what would you do? You’d learn how to bowl. Likewise with ballroom and social dancing. Therefore, be on the lookout for a ballroom dance studio that offers a complimentary first lesson. For more information, please read this Dance Safari post, “Learning to Dance: What to Expect from a Free Lesson at a Ballroom Dance Studio“.

2. Go shopping and invest in the proper equipment.


If you’re new to ballroom dancing, you probably want to know what to wear. To begin with, focus on finding some comfortable, stylish clothes that have a little stretch to them. Then, make sure you can move your arms and legs without exposing too much. Also, look for fabrics and colors that won’t show perspiration. Finally, enjoy the tips in this Dance Safari post, “What Not to Wear on the Ballroom Dance Floor“.

Get out there and do some shopping. And, don’t go alone. Grab a friend for companionship and advice.


Whatever your sport is, there’s nothing like having the right equipment. In that regard, ballroom dancing is no different from any other hobby. For this reason, get the ABCs of purchasing dance shoes in this Dance Safari post, “Guide to Buying Ballroom Dance Shoes“.

3. Look for opportunities to dance.

Your next question should be, “How can I get out of this lonely funk if I don’t know where to dance?” You’ll find the answer in this Dance Safari post, “You Should Be Dancing – But Where?

couples dancing in the street feel ;good becasue they're not alone
Swing dancing on the streets of NYC.

4. Put yourself out there and you’ll never be alone.

Don’t be afraid to “Just Let it Go on the Dance Floor“. Feeling shy? Learn how to overcome it here.

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    • Thanks for the comment, Leif. Yup, ballroom dancing in any form is enjoyable. Doesn’t matter what style – could be social, ballroom, Latin, or club. It’s the music and company that makes it so much fun. Enjoy!

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