Benefits to Learning Ballroom Dance

Over the last decade or so, ballroom dancing has made resurgence.  Whether you’ve seen it on t.v. or in the movies, ballroom dancing is as popular as ever.  Believe it or not, even throughout this pandemic we had people interested in taking ballroom dance lessons.  There are numerous benefits to learning ballroom dance, and the research behind them keeps getting better.

First of all, what prompted this whole blog post was reading the brilliant article from The Washington Post called “You Know It Feels Good To Dance.  These Scientists Reveal Why.”  By Sarah L. Kaufman.  In this article, she outlines how people who dance have a decreased risk of heart disease or dementia.  She goes on to talk about more medical and social benefits of learning dancing.  There are so many benefits to learning ballroom dance, including both mental and physical.

Secondly, did you know that when you learn different dance patterns including all the styling and technique that goes along with it, you rebuild and rework all the synapses firing in your brain?  It helps you learn and think about things differently than you normally might.  Whether you learn better using abstract thought versus linear thought, there are so many approaches to take.  Importantly, there is no right way or wrong way for learning how to dance.  All approaches help you learn in different ways. 

Finally, with all the benefits to learning ballroom dance, it’s important to keep in mind why you want to learn.  What is your goal?  What is your motivation?  Perhaps it has nothing to do with the aforementioned benefits.  Maybe learning to ballroom dance has always been a dream to achieve.  Or there’s an emotional connection to music, and you’re searching for the best way to express yourself.  Regardless of the reason(s), we fully support your dreams and are happy to help you realize your full potential.

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