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The Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

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Ballroom dancing is a respected art form that continues to grow in popularity despite having been around for over five centuries.  So what is it about this respected and very-much alive hobby that continues to draw the attention of countless amounts of people?

The Vibe

The initial draw of ballroom dancing is undoubtedly the atmosphere surrounding it.  Classes are almost entirely composed of happy people, great music, and energetic instructors determined on bringing people together while engaging in a fun, physical activity.   Instruction is given in a light and upbeat manner, allowing for newcomers to adjust to the hobby quickly and without the social embarrassment that some mistakenly believe exists in dance classes.  

Social Life

Ballroom dancing also boasts a warm and welcoming community of people who act as an excellent opportunity to make new connections.  Switching from partner to partner is a great way to socialize and even make lifelong friendships with people who share the same passion as you.  By readily attending classes, you not only ensure an overall improvement in your social skills, but also a development your dancing technique which leads to an astounding self-esteem boost

Easy Way to Get in Shape

Although it's hard to believe something so fun and painless can actually be beneficial to your body, ballroom dancing is proven to have seemingly endless health benefits! In one of these sessions you can burn up to 400 calories an hour while simultaneously training your body to be increasingly agile, flexible, and strong.  Ballroom dancing is also a weight-resistance activity, meaning it can help protect bone density and prevent osteoporosis; all the while strengthening core abdominal muscles and improving posture. 

A Healthy Outlet

This hobby also acts a creative outlet, ensuring a healthy and constructive release of pent up emotions through constant movement.  The rhythmic-motions are simplistic enough that anybody could participate in them, if you give yourself enough time to learn.  So there's no reason not to give it a try and see for yourself why so many people have been drawn to this art form for over 500 years.  

Please feel free to contact us if you're interested in giving ballroom dancing a try.