The Benefits of Dancing

The Benefits of Dancing

 

Dance has existed for as long certain species of animals have been around - from mating dances to intimidation displays, dancing has been often documented in the animal world. Similarly, human beings and our ancestors have practice some form of rhythmic movements for millions of years, even if they did not have the same kind of modern instruments and arrangements that we have now. Dancing has been used for so long to communicate a wide range of information and feelings. Here are some of the most important benefits of dancing.

 

Build Strength

Dancing is a fun way to get your body moving and get your heart racing. Dancing is one of the few activities which provides a total body workout.  Dancing helps you work out your legs, core, and arms simultaneously. More importantly, dancing allows a high-intensity, low-impact workout minus the monotony involved in counting reps or performing sets. The more you practice each dance step, the stronger some of your muscles get.  In fact, a lot of dancers have amazing physiques without ever entering a gym.

 

Improve Balance and Flexibility

Practicing a dance will generally start with some stretching exercises, to get you ready to perform dance steps comfortably and easily, as well as to protect against dance-related injury. This enables you to boost your range of motion and furnish your muscles with an effective stretch. Furthermore, the varied changes in body position and movement forces your brain to adapt to the changing movements. Dance definitely allows you to move your body in ways that may not be typical in your day to day life, thus greatly enhancing your balance and flexibility.

 

Boost Confidence

Learning and mastering a new skill, in general, does wonders for your confidence.  It can provide you with a sense of accomplishment and pride. Every opportunity to dance – whether during a lesson or a social event, whether it is with your significant other or a new dance partner – will help boost your comfort level, confidence and communication skills on the dance floor. Eventually, this will translate to more confidence in your everyday life.