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Benefits of Ballroom Dance

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

  • Fitness – Physical activity leads to a higher level of physical fitness. Dancing provides an avenue to explore a fun, and beautiful way to improve you body’s fitness.
  • Coordination – Challenging your two left feet to work together to accomplish a dance has many benefits beyond the dance floor. You will start to become aware of how your body works and how your hands and feet can work together to improve your life!
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning – Dance is a sport. When you dance a Swing at 144 BPM (that’s really fast for you non-dancers out there) for two and half minutes, your heart will definitely be pumping.  The more often you do it, the better your Cardiovascular health will be.
  • Flexibility – Can’t touch your toes? Can’t bend your knees?  Can’t stretch your shoulders? Give it ballroom dancing a try for a couple of months. You will see a marked improvement in your flexibility.
  • Strength – Ballroom dancing is a full body workout.  You will work muscles that you didn’t even know you had. As you work those muscles, you will strengthen them, and your overall strength is bound to increase.

INTELLECTUAL BENEFITS

  • Intellectual Stimulation – Learning something new gives the mind another point to focus in on. You will be challenged in ways you never expected.
  • Calculation & Planning – So, you know that you have to get from Point A to Point B. There are a hundred different ways you could do it. Ballroom dancing provides a way for your mind to calculate all those ways at once to provide the best solution for you. That translates into your every day life to provide you with the ability to calculate and plan your next steps as well.
  • Sequential Learning – The approach that we at Dance Rocket City take in teaching you Ballroom Dance provides you with a way for your mind to understand Sequences and how they can be run through your mind. Your mind will love the pathways you will take it down.
  • Patterns – You will be granted the ability to recognize and execute patterns. Once you start seeing it on the dance floor, you will be able to apply it in real life.
  • Spatial Development – Understanding your position in space, your distance from objects for instance, is very important for people who have a tendency to find their toes catching odd furniture corners, or shins hitting the coffee table. Your mind will become more aware of the things around you and avoid those pesky toe stubs.
  • Increased Motivation to Learn – Your mind, when exercised, become thirsty for more knowledge.  You will find yourself with higher levels of motivation to accomplish things that you never thought were possible.
  • Mental Flexibility, Problem Solving – As we stated before, you will identify patterns and stimulate your brain to recognize and execute those patterns. When you exercise your mind, it becomes more flexible, just like your calves, hips, thighs, arms, and back.
  • Right & Left Brain Inclusion (Holistic Thinking) – There are creative and mechanical benefits to ballroom dancing. Both will challenge each side of your brain to develop solutions on how to execute the steps correctly. This kind of exercise is great for improving your overall mental health.
  • Improved Academic Performance – For students of anything, which we all are, you will see a marked improvement in your ability to learn because your brain will be challenged by the tasks you are giving it.

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION BENEFITS

  • Arts Appreciation
  • Musicality & Rhythmic Expression
  • Creative Expression
  • Imagination
  • Innovation

SOCIAL LIFE BENEFITS

  • Team Exploration
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Camaraderie

INDIVIDUAL HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Confidence, Self-esteem
  • Listening Skills
  • Self-Discipline
  • Sense of Accomplishment
  • Persistence
  • Accuracy
  • Open to New Ideas