Reasons to Ballroom Dance
1. GREAT EXERCISE
For many, this is one of the most important reasons to learn ballroom dancing. You'd be surprised how much of a workout it really is. From waltz to tango, it feels like every muscle in your body is working. No matter what your current fitness level, ballroom dancing is a great way to exercise without feeling like you're working out.
2. MEET FUN NEW PEOPLE
Are you afraid to take classes because you'll look out of place? Everyone makes you feel welcome and working with other beginners makes you feel right at home. It won't long before you're laughing and helping each other.Gain a new set of friends you'd never have met otherwise. If you're single, it's also a great way to meet people, believe it or not.
3. IMPROVE COORDINATION
You might not be the most graceful person in the world. If you can literally trip over nothing, your balance, poise and coordination will be better than ever. You learn to trust your body more as you move around the floor. You'll find yourself walking straighter, tripping over your own feet less and less and becoming the graceful adult your mom always hoped was in there somewhere.
4. IMPROVE MEMORY
Ballroom dancing isn't just physical. It's a mental exerciseas well. You can't have someone calling out the steps to you all the time. You have to memorize them and learn to do them without a second thought. Not only are you improving your body's health, but your mind's as well. In fact, dancing has even been shown to help prevent Alzheimer's disease. That alone is enough to make us want to keep dancing.
5. FIND YOUR INNER CONFIDENCE
If you're shy or have low self-esteem, ballroom dance could be the best thing to happen to you. Dancers start out shy; you're starting something new. We highly suggest starting in a beginner class or even private lessons so you're not intimidated. After only a few weeks, you'll start feeling more confident. This confidence can spilling over into other areas of your life. Even your friends and family will notice the difference.
6. CONTROL YOUR STRESS
There's something highly relaxing about ballroom dancing. You lose yourself in the music and movements. You strike up fun conversations with your partner and other dancers. In no time, all your stress melts away. It's like a highly physical form of meditation. If stress is a problem for you, try a few ballroom classes and you will see a difference.
8. LEARN TO WORK WITH OTHERS
If you're not exactly a good team player, ballroom will change that. You have to learn to work well with others. After all, you're only as good as your partner. Your communication and teamwork skills drastically improve the more you dance. You learn how to rely upon others and even learn your own self-worth in a team setting.
9. EASE FEELINGS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Performing may seem like the worst way to help anxiety and depression, but dancing really does help. You get to socialize in a safe place with others who are likely dealing with similar issues. Learning the dances helps boost your mood and gives you something to look forward to. As you become more comfortable and confident, you find that you're less anxious and have fewer negative feelings.
Ballroom dancing is a blast, no matter what styles you choose to learn. It's great for any age and the benefits are endless.