Dancing for a Healthier You
Dancing is so much more than learning where your feet go and doing so to music. Learning to dance is a skill that will positively affect your life in more ways than you might think! Below are a few examples, and be sure to check out the links for more information on the positive benefits of Ballroom Dance.
Ballroom Dancing is scientifically and medically proven to increase cardiovascular strength, improve muscle tone and help those participating lose weight. Ballroom Dancing is also a low-impact, aerobic activity that increases flexibility and balance. Athletes often use dance in their training to sharpen agility and speed.
The best form of exercise is the “one you will do.” Ballroom and Latin dancing is fun and enjoyable! You can dance an hour, even two, and not realize how much time you’ve spent exercising.
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You can always tell a dancer when they walk into a room. They posses an aura of confidence. They stand with great posture and seem to glide across a room. Learning to dance gives you a new level of confidence. This confidence not only shows on the dance floor but in all aspects of your life, such as job interviews, work meetings and social situations.
Learning to ballroom dance is an easy way to meet new and interesting people in a low-pressure environment. Here at National Dance Clubs we offer a variety social events with a “No Rejection” policy. Everyone here dances with everyone regardless of level of expertise. Not only will you be practicing the skills of ballroom dancing but you will also be getting to know the teachers and other students and opening up a whole new world of social contacts.
Relaxation is a key part of good physical and mental health. In today’s high stress world we need new ways to “get away from it all” for short periods of time. Your ballroom dance lessons allow you to step away from the real world for an hour or two and dance away the cares of the day. Ballroom Dance provides a release for that stress, allowing you to go back to the real world refreshed and ready for whatever comes your way.
Fun is an essential part of a good life. Unfortunately, once we graduate from school and start our adult life, we often get into a rut. Get up, go to work, come home, go to bed and repeat. Ballroom dancing is a great way to add a new facet to your life. When you own the product of social dance a whole new world of fun and excitement will be opened up to you.
Ask the Health Experts
“Dancing ballroom provides cardiovascular conditioning and strengthens bone density. Consistent social dancing exercise leads to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure, better posture and improved cholesterol levels.”
“Controlled dancing, as found in ballroom dance, is a great way for patients with chronic pain to increase flexibility and mobility, as well as improve overall balance and posture.”