The Benefits of Dance and Dancing
Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get in shape and stay fit. Besides being fun and a great way to meet people, dancing has many positive health benefits. Here are the top health benefits of dance.
Mark Ballas on the Health Benefits of Dance
Flexibility & Coordination
Being flexible is an important part of being healthy and dancing requires a great amount of flexibility. Most forms of dance require dancers to perform moves that require bending and stretching and intricate coordination with a partner, so dancers naturally become more flexible and coordinated simply by dancing.
Dancing is a great a stress and tension reducer. For people on a hectic schedule dancing can be a great hobby that helps you relieve the stress of work, improve your attitude and reduce your overall stress level.
Exercise & Fitness
Dancing is physical exercise. Regular dancing is great for improving your strength and increasing your stamina. After all, dancing is a mild aerobic workout but much more fun! When you take dance lessons, you make exercise a fun and enjoyable social event, every night of the week. Your dance work out takes place with great music, in a social environment where everyone is having fun!
Increased Sense of Well-Being & Confidence
Dancing is a great social activity and studies have shown that socializing and dancing with friends can contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people and joining a dance class can increase one’s self-confidence and social skills. And, because dancing reduces stress and tension, over time one can feel an overall sense of well-being.
Let’s face it, being a great dancer can be fun, glamourous and romantic! For men, being able to have the confidence in your ability to walk across the floor and ask a lady to dance is an absolute must, and a woman who can dance will always be in high demand as a dance partner once they have master the grace and style of the dance.