Good dancers possess self-confidence, poise, and the ability
to enjoy themselves more at social events. Learning how to dance
will instill motivation, creativity and energy. This of course, will
improve other aspects of your day-to-day life.
Dancing keeps your mind sharp and improves reflexes.
Free-style social dancing means you will have to make split-second
decisions to lead and follow each move, add style to your dancing,
and string patterns together. Decision-making and dealing
with new situations improves and preserves our mental acuity,
sharpens reflexes and shortens mental reaction time. All these things are
useful not just in keeping you on your toes on the dance floor,
but also in keeping your mind sharp and your cognitive abilities
intact at all ages.
Dancing is a form of exercise and a great way to burn those calories! You will increase your flexibility, strength, stamina, coordination, and balance. It can improve your health and it's more fun than going to the gym!
Could you use some help to make or enhance a romantic connection? Not only can you meet a new romantic interest on the dance floor, but couples who dance together also tend to stay together. Partner dancing relies heavily on the connection between dancers, and helps build trust between partners. Latin dances in particular are quite passionate dances, which help you relate to your partner in a romantic, unique way.
Learning to dance improves your social interactions and can help conquer shyness. Ballroom dances are social at their very core. They are all about interacting with your partner and creating connections. If you’re having trouble approaching strangers or relating to people in social situations, social dancing can help conquer some of those fears.
Dancing combats stress and improves self-confidence. It raises endorphin levels, and elevates your mood, which helps heal stress and keep away depression. It also promotes body awareness, and makes you more comfortable in your own skin, which builds confidence. These mental benefits will show through even off the dance floor – in the way you walk, approach problems, and deal with pressure. With all the hustle and bustle of your fast paced day, you may often forget to take a moment for yourself. Dancing provides a temporary escape from work, family, bills, etc. It's a chance to relax, relieve stress, and concentrate on YOU for once. So pamper yourself a little. You deserve it.
The road to becoming a good dancer will require concentration and dedication. You will always be encouraged by your instructor to practice what you learn on your lessons to develop muscle memory. Each lesson builds on the ones before, so be sure to make it a regular routine. The goal is to look like a natural! Learning to dance will be a pleasurable and rewarding experience. Just think... someday YOU could be that couple moving so eloquently around the dance floor!
So... let's add a little fun and excitement to your life!
To recap, here is a great list of the benefits of dance:
The Benefits of Dance
“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.”
Fun and Excitement
Health & Exercise
Quality Time w/ Spouse
Create Personal Goals
Make New Friends
Acquire Grace & Poise
Stand Out On The Floor