What are the benefits of dancing and why you should start dancing today?

Fitness should be fun.  Don’t you agree?  There are many forms of entertainment in the world today to distract us but imagine picking up an activity that was healthy for you and fun.  Welcome to the world of dance. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner, dance is a great way to get your fitness in while having a ton of fun.

As with anything in life, there are good things and bad things and we have to weigh out the pros and cons.  Some may wonder what are the pros and cons to dancing.  Well, let me tell you, the pros definitely outweigh the cons but you can decide for yourself.   

Nobody wants to be a bad dancer, am I right?  Well, unless you’re the joker in the family.  Most of us want to have fun busting a move on the dance floor while looking good.  Getting dance lessons might be the perfect solution.  If you need some more motivation keep on reading.  We think you will find this information useful in making your decision. 

The Pro’s of Dance Lessons

It’s a Confidence Builder

Dancing is a common activity during many social events. With the help of dance lessons you can feel more confident not only on the dance floor but in your own skin.  Confidence is invaluable and translates to every part of life including work and relationships.  If you are just a beginner learning how to dance, you will only get better over time.  

Improve Your Physical Fitness

Imagine a way to get fit that is so fun you don’t even realize that you’re exercising.  This is the magic pill every fitness seeker is looking for. One of the biggest pros of dance is that it allows you to get active and into great shape without even knowing it.  Dance will strengthen your body and improve your muscle tone.  If you have been looking for an activity that you can fall in love with that feels effortless because it’s so much fun, definitely try dance.  

Increased Energy and Stamina

As your physical fitness improves there are many other benefits such as increased stamina, energy, weight loss and improved respiratory efficiency.  As you continue to dance you will start to feel stronger and your stamina will increase. Movement is a known healer and the more you move the better all your body processes get and this efficiency in turn will fill you with energy.     

With movement weight loss happens. The more calories you burn the faster you lose weight.  If you have some weight to lose, dancing can be a fun way to do it.  Afterall, dance is a full body workout and a person can burn a lot of calories in just an hour of practice.  Weight loss and better stamina during movement will improve your energy levels.  Who can use some more energy? 

Improves Your Posture 

Many of us sit for a living which leads to lower back pain, hip pain and lots of other aches.  One of the wonderful things about dance is that you need good form to be a strong dancer and dance will help you improve your posture.  This will impact not only your form on the dance floor but how you sit at your desk, walk, run and all your movement in general.  This has infinite benefits on your health.  

Increase The Fun & Joy In Your Life

Most would agree we can all use a little more fun in our lives.  A little more laughter.  Dance gives you a great opportunity to have fun, move your body (which increases endorphins which makes you feel happy) and meet new people.  On your journey to learning how to dance I bet there will be a ton of laughter.   Finding a great dance studio that makes you feel comfortable and encourages your learning will make the process of learning dance a joy.  

Reduced Stress & Anxiety

Life is stressful.  I think we can all agree on that.  Dance is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety.  If you need to blow off steam, get your body moving, and get the positive feel good endorphins flowing in your body, get on the dance floor.  The endorphins you get when you move your body are known to improve your mood.  If you’re in need of a lift me up, get to your nearest dance studio and get that body moving.  

Meeting New People

Maybe you just moved into the area and are looking to make friends or if you’re just interested in meeting new people, dance lessons are a great way to get connected to your community.  You will meet new people on a similar journey to yours who are interested in a shared activity.  You never know how your life will change by meeting someone new.  

The Cons of Dance Lessons

Sore Muscles

There was only one con we could think of when it comes to dancing.  When you first start dancing you may have some muscle soreness and it will take you some time to recover.  This is why it’s important to start slowly and build up your endurance as your stamina allows.  Be sure to hydrate well before and after your dance lesson.  

Schedule a Dance Lesson in Raleigh Today!

For anyone that is excited about starting dance lessons, we want to invite you to come join us at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh, NC.  As you can see there are many benefits to dance and we are so excited to help you along on your dance journey.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned dancer, we are ready for you.  We have a great team of patient and passionate dance instructors that are excited to get you started.   

If you’re ready to meet new people, learn a new skill and have some fun come and join us. 

Call us at 919-872-0111 or fill out the contact form below to get started! If you are new to our studio we also have an introductory dance special available!