Picture it: You found a dance class that you really want to take and you want your friends to join you. The problem is, they claim to have two left feet and don’t want to make a fool out of themselves. So, what can you do? Beg on one knee hoping they take mercy on your soul, or prove to them that joining you is not only good for their physical health but for their mind as well?
Time and time again, studies have shown that dancing has not only physical benefits, but a plethora of psychological benefits. And there are so many forms of dance, from ballroom to bachata, to disco to line dancing.
Dancing has always been a part of rituals and celebrations. Today, most dancing is all about self-expression and recreation, although it’s also done competitively. Dancing is just an enjoyable way to be physically active, stay fit and spend time with friends!
Health Benefits of Dancing
If you’re still looking for ways to convince your friends to join you, telling them about the health benefits might sway their decision. All types of dancing is a great way to stay in shape. It has a wide array of physical and mental benefits, which include:
- Improved cardiovascular function
- Increased strength and endurance
- Increased aerobic fitness
- Increased muscle tone and strength
- Weight management
- Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Improved agility and flexibility
- Improved balance and spatial awareness
- Increased confidence
In addition to the physical aspect, spending time with friends and participating in group dance classes also:
- Improved mental functioning
- Improved general and psychological well-being
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Lessen anxiety and ward off depression
- Build new friendships and strengthen old ones
There are a lot of places where you can enjoy dancing, for example, at dance schools, social venues, community halls and even in your own home. Dancing has become such a popular way to be active and keep fit, that most fitness clubs now offer dance classes in their group exercise programs. And the best part is, group lessons is a great way to stay connected with friends you may not get to see that often.
To get started, simply choose a dance you enjoy or would like to try and we will take it from there! Arthur Murray Dance Studio has lessons for dancers of all levels. Call today (812-334-0553) and let us help you get your friends on the dance floor!