Dance and Health

Dance Your Way into a Happier, Healthier Life

Dance Your Way into a Happier, Healthier Life

There's more to ballroom dancing than the beautiful gowns and competitions you see on TV. Whether you're tempted by Tango or looking for a social Samba, dance has plenty of benefits to go around.

Five Ways That Ballroom Dancing Can Reduce Your Stress

In today’s fast-paced, busy world there are many things that can cause us stress: work, family, money or emergencies just to name a few. However, before your health is influenced by the negative effects of stress, you must learn to relax and let it all go. There are numerous ways to reduce your stress—but none are as enjoyable and expressive as ballroom dancing.

Research Studies Reveals Ballroom Dancing Reduces Risk of Dementia

Currently, there are 5.4 million people in America with Alzheimer's.  With one in eight seniors predicted to develop the disease, those numbers could explode as lifespans lengthen.  Could ballroom dancing be the key to decreasing those numbers?  

Double-amputees and blind man show off ballroom dancing skills on Brtiain's version of "Dancing with the Stars"

Okay, everyone, no more excuses -- if these ladies and gentlemen can learn ballroom dancing, you can too. During an annual charity episode of the British TV show "Strictly Come Dancing," four paraolympians paired with professional ballroom dance partners and took to the stage. Double amputees Nathan Stephens, Hannah Cockroft and Martine Wright joined blind soccer player David Clarke onstage to compete in

Ballroom Dancing Without Legs?

If you are a fan of “Dancing With the Stars,” you have probably heard of Amy Purdy, a Paralympic bronze medalist snowboarder and double-amputee who is competing on the show this season. In the first week alone, she proved she was going to be a real competitor by tying for third place despite dancing on two prosthetic legs

Dance Lessons-A Smart Investment In Your Total Health

Ed was in a car accident and suffered a brain injury. As he recuperated at home, he needed something to do with his spare time. His physical therapist suggested that he try dance lessons. Ed's first lesson was somewhat comical as he struggled to get his feet to cooperate with the dance instructor's instructions

Burn calories, get healthy with adult dance lessons

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.

Learning to Ballroom Dance Can Make You Smarter

Jean Piaget, the famous Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher said, intelligence is what we use when we don't already know what to do.

So, what does this have to do with dancing? Getting involved in activities which require instant, rapid-fire decision making helps improve our thinking, as opposed to

Healthy Living with Ballroom Dancing

We all know we need to exercise but working out at a gym can be intimidating, boring or expensive. Plus, with all equipment, the weights and all the different advice on working out, it’s hard to know what to do. But imagine if you could get the recommended amount of exercise, stay injury free and see results without ever having to walk into another gym.

Social Ballroom Dancing For The Body, Mind, and Spirit

Have you ever wanted to learn to waltz, salsa, tango, or swing? Do you think you have two left feet? Do you feel afraid or embarrassed that you are just not that good enough? Believe it or not everyone can dance