Why You Should Learn How to Ballroom Dance in 2015

So if you reading this article, my guess is that you’re curious or partially convinced that you should learn how to ballroom dance now rather than later. Maybe Dancing With The Stars, might have initially sparked your interest in Ballroom and Latin dancing like most of the planet. Now, you probably need some sort of justification or proof that ballroom dancing is awesome and that it can change your life for the better. I know the benefits of dancing are endless however, let me start off by giving you my top 3 reasons of why you should learn how to ballroom dance this year, starting with…

#1 Your Body and Overall Physical Well-Being

Did you know that dances like Salsa, Cha-Cha and Swing are a total body cardiovascular workout that strengthens your muscles and bones? Dancing actually increases blood circulation, and lowers blood pressure, while simultaneously reducing the risk of coronary heart disease! Isn’t that awesome?! Getting toned, sexy and fit while having fun learning a new hobby doesn’t hurt either!

#2 Your Psychology and Emotional Health

Endorphins are unleashed when the body exerts itself at a certain level. You might have heard of a “runner’s high”. Because dancing is a similar activity, this same emotional boost can happen as you learn to Tango or even Jive. Of course, all exercise releases endorphins, but dancing has an increased effect in this realm because it’s not only the physical activity, but also the music, that affect the mind. In a dancer’s context, a “dancer’s high” is felt when you really kick your body into high gear after a few minutes of continuous motion.

Dancing also affects the mind by contributing to a sense of accomplishment and satiation. While you may not reach new goals immediately, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you worked hard towards those goals. Sweating through a series of rhythms and combinations can be very satisfying even if change comes about at a slow pace. In the long term, you will see the fruits of your efforts not only from year to year, but on a day-to-day basis, as you grow in your dancing abilities.

In addition, studies have also shown that activities that involve both physical and mental activity at the same time help to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the chance of developing dementia by 70%. Who can argue with that?

#3 Your Happiness and Overall Social Life

Dancing gives a sense of happiness and spiritual fulfillment. Getting swept up in an intimate connection with another person can be an amazing and unique experience, which is why so many people enjoy dancing so much…So why not give it a shot? Aside from your mind and body; your soul is worth the time, the healing and the growth that you can achieve through ballroom dance.

In addition, social dancing is an amazing way to escape from life, let go and have some good old fashioned fun! Now, why would you want to miss out on that? Grab your partner or come solo to a local dance studio in your area and see what kind of offers they have for new students in this year so you can get in on the action.

To finish….

So in closing, I know there are much more reasons why to ballroom dance than just these 3, but I’ll let you go and save it for a potential part 2! Have I got you convinced? I hope so!

Again, if you’re in the Las Vegas area, come stop by at Ballroom Addiction and try our Free Dance Lesson. We’re located outside the Las Vegas Strip (Google map below). Great music, phenomenal dancing and fantastic fun! Come see these top 3 reasons in action here at Ballroom Addiction and once again….

“Have a great time dancing, you’ll never know where your feet will take you until you start moving!” 

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    dertyo.xyz says:

    While you can learn some steps at home, if you really want to excel at ballroom dancing, it s best to sign up for private dance lessons . The one-on-one guidance that you will receive from your instructor will help you improve your dancing tremendously. Don t worry about having two left feet your teacher will be excited that you want to learn and will help you achieve your goals!


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