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  • Writer's pictureBret & Amber Tueller

Dance Yourself Healthy

the Benefits of Dance

Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music. It’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Dancing enhances your life in so many ways: Health, Confidence, Self-Expression, Social, Relaxation, and Fun.

Health: When you dance, your cardiovascular system improves, your muscle tone increases and you burn calories. This low-impact aerobic activity also increases flexibility, strength, and balance. Olympic athletes often dance as part of their training to sharpen their control, agility,and speed. Dancing is great exercise, especially in a fun atmosphere in which to learn.

Confidence: Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations. When you learn how to dance, your entire mental outlook will take on a fresh sense of creativity, motivation, and energy. This new self-confidence in your dancing abilities will transfer to other aspects of your life as well.

Self-Expression: Dance provides an emotional outlet so that you can express your feelings through your body movements with passion and strengthen your ability to permanently use these expressive qualities even when you are not dancing. Social: Dancing lessons are an easy, low-pressure way to meet people. Look for a dance studio that provides weekly practice dance parties, nights out on the town regional and national competitions, as well as fun trips to many different locations. Dance lessons are the perfect way for couples to rediscover romance by dancing your way to love!

Relaxation: In today’s fast- paced world, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. Dancing provides an enjoyable escape from your normal daily routine, plus a chance to relax, relieve stress, and concentrate on yourself.

Fun: Dancing is a great way to add excitement to your life. Although learning to dance takes concentration and dedication, you will be constantly surrounded by artistic, cheerful people who make learning a pleasurable and rewarding experience. So start dancing and have some fun!

Types of Dance

Our instinct tells us to express rhythm. Just as children bob their heads to music and senior citizens tap their canes to the beat, dancing comes naturally to both young and old alike. Some form of social dancing has probably existed since the beginning of time, moving from ritualistic dancing to social interaction for pure enjoyment.

Rhythm Salsa Mambo Hustle East Coast Swing West Coast Swing Merengue Rumba Cha-Cha Samba

Bolero Paso Doble Jive Smooth Argentine Foxtrot Tango Waltz Viennese

Waltz Quickstep


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