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Why Should You be Interested in Dance Lessons?
DanceLessons.com helps dancers of all ages and skill levels to explore their potential and to share the joy of dancing with others. Dancing is ideal for personal development. It is one of the best ways to enrich & enjoy your life.
Why should you learn to dance? What are the benefits of taking dance lessons?
- Social Benefits of Dance Lessons
- Health Benefits of Dance
- Personal Benefits of Dance
- Relational Benefits of Dancing for Couples
- Dance Lessons - Benefits for Children
- Benefits of Dancing for Men
- Benefits of Dancing for Women
Health Benefits of Dance
Dancing promote physical and cognitive health. Are you uncoordinated? Do you get dizzy? Do you have memory problems? Experts tell us that dance lessons can help in all of these areas. Rather than using these as an excuse to avoid dance lessons, these are reasons to get started! People who thought they could never dance continually come forward during lessons and tell us how they are so happy they got started.
Richard Powers, a full-time instructor at Sanford University, pointed out recent research from the New England Journal of Medicine that stated, "Frequent dancing was the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia". It goes without saying that they younger you start the better.
In our view, dancing is better than walking, better than running, jogging, or even swimming. The motions are less repetitive and use more of your muscles. On average, a 150-pound person will burn about 240 calories per hour depending no how fast you dance and you’ll have way more fun doing it.
Personal Benefits of Dance
Dancing is a challenge. We know that. But by starting with easy dances, you will be surprised at how fast you can begin to pick it up. Learning to Dance is similar to learning a language. Over time you begin to see patterns and it gets easier. As you learn simple dance steps, you will begin to find others easier to learn. The same study above that discussed benefits to your brain through dance also points out that dancing creates new neural paths and that the more of these you gather during your lifetime, the better off and smarter you’ll be.
Dancing is also known to improve your mood, improve your balance, and help you to be more coordinated. Contrary to conventional thought, these are learned skills, including mood! Dance lessons have been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress and to boost your self esteem and body image.