According to Diet Bites, a person weighing 150 pounds burns about 75 calories with 15 minutes of ballroom dancing. An hour of dancing uses enough energy to shed a tenth of a pound. Instead of burning calories in a gym, however, with adult dance lessons, you'll be learning a skill while having the opportunity to socialize and make new friends.
The benefits of ballroom dancing don't stop with calorie burning and friendship forging, however. Diet Bites reports that other benefits of dancing include building and maintaining balance and posture -- both important as you age. Ballroom dancing can also increase your stamina, endurance and energy level, as well as strengthen your skeletal system. the article states. In addition, as your grace and skills improve through your individualized instruction at Quick Quick Slow, your self confidence may improve as well.
The benefits of dance lessons don't stop at a certain age, either. It truly is an activity that you're never too old to learn and that you never have to stop. According to Livestrong, there are even more benefits to ballroom dancing for senior citizens, as the activity strengthens the heart and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. What's more, though, is that -- according to a 2003 report in the New England Journal of Medicine -- social dancing reduces the risk of dementia and can also lessen feelings of depression and loneliness.
Face it: there are no cookie cutter formulas to getting in shape, just as there are no cookie cutter formulas to learning to dance. At Quick Quick Slow, we will design a dance program just for you. You'll learn the dances you want at the pace you want, with the goal of making you your very best on the dance floor. For more information, contact us.