After watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate to an amazing gold in ice dancing, you might be wondering how you can learn your own dance steps. Although it takes years of dancing to achieve the grace and skills shown by Davis, White, and other Olympic level dancers, ballroom dancing can be an enjoyable activity once you have learned at least a few of the basic steps. Of course, for most people, learning and perfecting their dance skills will first be achieved in a dance studio or on a dance floor and not on the ice.
There are a variety of reasons people choose to learn how to ballroom dance. First, any type of dancing is great exercise. Whether you are looking to get in better shape, lose some weight, or just find a new type of exercise, ballroom dancing can be a great addition to your exercise regimen. An hour of dance can easily burn several hundred calories.
Second, ballroom dancing is a great way to connect with your significant other. Whether both of you have some dance experience, one of you has danced before, or you are both rookies, dancing together can be fun. You can laugh together over your mistakes. You can celebrate together once you have conquered a challenging step or dance move. If you are taking ballroom dance lessons, you can even practice the dance moves together at home or at another location before or after class.
Third, whether you are single or in a relationship, ballroom dancing can also be a great way to meet other people. You can form friendships with others who are also learning the same dance steps. You can socialize and have fun together. You can even help each other. Switching partners for dances can also be beneficial as your new partner may be able to explain a difficult step to you.
Finally, one of the biggest reasons people continue to ballroom dance is it is enjoyable. If you first got into it to burn calories, you will soon get lost in the fun of the experience and focus less on losing weight and more on just enjoying yourself.
At Quick Quick Slow Ballroom Dance Studio, we are committed to making sure you get the right ballroom dancing lessons for your specific needs. We offer individual lessons, lessons for couples, or even private group lessons. Contact us to schedule your ballroom dancing lessons.