Benefits of Dance
Dance Can Reduces Stress – If you’re feeling tense or stressed out, you might want to grab a partner, turn up the music, and dance! In a controlled study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, researchers found that dance and musical accompaniment can help bring about stress relief.
Dance Can Diminish Depression – Dancing really does lift your spirits! According to a recent study, dancing had a positive improvement on people who struggle with depression. Patients who participated in an upbeat group dance showed fewer symptoms of depression and noticed more overall vitality. Got the blues? Grab a friend and go out dancing tonight!
Confidence – Every opportunity to dance – whether during a lesson or a social event – will help improve your comfort level, confidence and communication skills. As you dance you feel more at ease with other people, your sense of accomplishment, motivation and confidence can increase.
Self-Expression & Creativity – Dancing comes naturally to people, and it’s an easy activity for anyone to partake in. Dance provides an emotional outlet to express your feelings through body movement, with passion and flair. Dancing is freeing, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself moving more confidently, as you get lost in the music. What creative rhythm is your body hiding?
Dance Can Improve Memory – According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, dancing may boost your memory and prevent you from developing dementia as you get older. Science reveals that aerobic exercise can reverse volume loss in the part of the brain that controls memory.
Dance Can Help You Find Community – A dance class is the perfect setting to make new friends and branch out socially. Maintaining positive relationships may just rank up there with healthy eating and exercise. Being socially engaged can lead to increased happiness, reduced stress, and a stronger immune system.
“What creative rhythm is your body hiding?“
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