If your time at home during the pandemic has left you feeling like you’re ready to do something different, consider online dance classes from Fred Astaire. After spending three months inside working from home and without group activities, we think everyone is feeling the anxiety, stress, estrangement from community, and lack of physical activity.
It seems that staying at home and social distancing is going to be with us for a while, so let’s start thinking about what you can do from home that has benefits that will allay the issues we just mentioned.
We think there are 5 reasons why you should start online dance classes. These are reasons that will stick, regardless of the pandemic. Online dance classes may open up a brand new world for you. In fact, we know they will!
Reasons for Taking an Online Dance Class
Actually, we think there are many reasons why you should take an online dance class, but we’re going to outline the ones we think make up the top 5.
#1: Take the Class Anywhere
The flexibility you have with where you take the class is one of the best reasons for taking dance lessons online. Granted, you may only be at home right now, but eventually you’ll be out and about, traveling, taking vacations, and so forth. Taking a class virtually gives you flexibility and all you need is the space to move around in. You can take it during the day, at lunch or in the evening. Adaptability is one of the beautiful things about online classes!
#2: Getting Comfortable with Dancing
Online dance classes allow you to go at your own pace. When taking a live class, you may feel that you’re being rushed to learn steps because others in the class are mastering them more quickly. Everyone learns at different speeds where dance is concerned. If it is a larger class, you may not get the personal attention you need from the instructors. With online classes you go at your own pace–as slowly or as quickly as you want. There is no set speed to pick up on the steps. No pressure means more fun and relaxation!
#3: Stay Active
Taking a dance class online is a great way to stay active and get exercise, which is critical to your health. A virtual class is just as challenging as a class at the studio. You will definitely burn some calories and release stress. By focusing on learning dance steps, you can engage your brain and body in a way that not only exercises you physically but also exercises your brain and improves your memory. Additionally, one of the benefits of physical activity is increased endorphins, which helps you relieve stress and maintain emotional well-being.
#4: Maintain a Sense of Community
When you go to a live dance class at the studio, you connect with fellow dancers and form a sense of community. Taking an online class continues to nurture that community even though you don’t have face-to-face interaction, especially if it is a Zoom meeting. In a Zoom-type meeting, you may have the opportunity to check in with classmates at the beginning or end of each session. This is a good way to stay connected and have some sense of normalcy.
#5: Save Money
Online dance classes are less expensive than live classes in a studio, so they are a good way to save money. Most online classes allow you to take as many classes as you want for a monthly fee. Some classes may even be free! If you’ve wanted to take a dance class before and felt that you couldn’t afford it, now is the time to go for it!
Join One of Our Free Online Dance Classes!
Our dance studio is offering several online dance classes. You can choose from Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba, and East Coast Swing, offered on Mondays and Wednesdays for the month of July. Take a look at our calendar for more details! For information on our virtual dance classes, call us today at (919) 872-0111 or fill out the contact form below!