You're not alone. Many adults are now taking up ballroom dancing even well into retirement age so you won't be the only one in your class.
Why is it that most people quit exercising? For every excuse, we'll give you a reason why dancing is the answer.
- First thing: Time. There's not enough of it. How is it possible to squeeze another thing into an already over-extended schedule?...
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?
Recently, a couple was caught on video ballroom dancing along a United Kingdom beach for over an hour, seemingly unaware of the waves crashing near them and not allowing the rain to destroy their dance practice. According to Carrie McCabe, the woman video taping the couple, they did a variety of dance moves including twirls, lifts, and the tango.
Whether your are in perfect health or getting over an illness, the American Cancer Society recognizes the value of dance therapy to relieve stress, exercise mind and body, and even increase self esteem. If you're recovering from treatment, dancing can gently work your muscles and help restore your balance and physical confidence.
Dancing enthusiasts will be pleased to see that the elegant art of Ballroom dancing is being featured in more films, theater, and television.
There's nothing quite like being in a relationship with someone you really enjoy being around. And things are only made better when you are able to share something special with that person. Learning a discipline, like ballroom dancing is the kind of activity that can really bring people together both mentally and physically. Here are five reasons
Let's face it guys, the dating scene has changed dramatically. No longer is dinner and a movie the norm. Women want to get out and be seen. If you're not willing or able to get out on the dance floor and really tear it up, women will see you as insecure. Don't be the lug, sitting at the bar all night, watching other people dance.
Do you feel that you have no rhythm? Have you resigned yourself to having two left feet? Is two stepping too much? Do you dread going to weddings and other social functions where you might have to dance? Not to worry, whether you are eighteen years old or eighty-five, there is still time and plenty of opportunity to become a great dance
It's inevitable: Every January, many people focus on new beginnings and making changes. For most of us, whether or not we believe in making resolutions, the New Year can be a turning point or a starting-over point, a chance to commit to something positive. The most popular New Year's resolutions usually have to do with getting in shape or improving one’s overall health.
Have you thought of taking adult dance lessons?
By following the flock and joining a gym, you’d probably be faced with annoying crowds and long lines of people waiting to use the machines and other fitness equipment. On the other hand, you can take ballroom dance lessons privately or in a small group, providing you with one-on-one attention.
If you want to lose weight, build strength, or boost your self-confidence, ballroom dancing is ideal. The benefits of dancing are physical, mental, emotional, and social. Dancing is a great cardio workout that also promotes flexibility and coordination. From an intellectual standpoint, learning new dance steps and routines keeps your mind engaged. Furthermore, there’s nothing more social than dancing, where you’ll meet new people and learn how to work with a partner.
We offer classes for all abilities from beginner on up to the professional level, so don’t take yourself too seriously! You’ll have fun while learning new steps and letting loose to the music. You can also attend one of our frequent studio dance parties for the opportunity to practice and socialize even more.
There’s a variety of packages to get you started, from private or group ballroom dance lessons to a friends and family session (with up to four participants) to get ready for your wedding or other special occasion. For another fun option, consider our Dancers Boot Camp dance/exercise class.
Winter can be a cold and gray season. When you take adult dance lessons, you’ll have something fun to keep you occupied. Contact us to find out how you can chase those winter blues away while also learning something new.
It's the gift that keeps on giving - ballroom dance lessons!
It’s unique. Ballroom dancing lessons are not the typical Christmas stocking stuffer. (Or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa present!) They are more inspired than a tie, less calories than chocolate, more thoughtful than another sweater. You can be pretty sure that the recipient has never received a gift like this before.
In a small town in central PA resides a young at heart lady named Grace, who just celebrated her 101st birthday. She is known by most in her area as "Amazing Grace." Why is she so amazing? Because up until a few years ago, Grace entertained audiences everywhere with her dancing and elocution. Still bright and articulate, she fondly tells tales of dancing her way through the years, first with her sister in 1917, then with her two daughters and husband until his death in 1972, and lately with her daughter doing vaudeville type shows for local charities and community events. Up until 4 years ago, she closed every show by dancing the Charleston, much to the delight of her audience. Dancing is her legacy. She cannot separate her life memories from her dancing memories. From her first dance lesson at age 5 until today, Grace attributes her youthful attitude and good health to the joy she has received and given to others through a lifetime of entertaining and dance.
Dancing is great mind-body exercise and it's benefits can carry you through life contributing to your health in a way that is fun-not just for you but for those with whom and for whom you dance. Dance steps are like an exercise program for your brain while also improving your physical health and stamina. For the elderly who dance, circulation improves which in turn increases cognitive function and cuts down on "cross talking" in the brain that is caused by the degeneration of brain matter that occurs over time in the human brain.
According to Peak Health Advocate, "it appears that elderly people who engage in regular physical exercise experience far less of this brain cross-talk compared to sedentary seniors. In fact, on a number of measures, very active seniors seem to have brain response patterns more closely akin to young adults than their sedentary counterparts as was evident in the research study discussed here." Dancing embodies those types of movement that keep a brain healthy and young.
Everyone should, at some point during their life, take dance lessons. Like Grace discovered, they are beneficial and fun. And like her, you just may find a love that will enable you to dance through life.
To find out more about our dance lessons contact us today.
This Thanksgiving instead of just gathering around the dinner table, invite your family and friends to join in a dance event. Social dancing will get them up and on there feet; no matter what age group they are in, they will enjoy dancing while getting getting a good workout at the same time. I mean this is the holiday for thanks
Following the unimpressive dating scenes, it is no wonder why many people are claiming that "dating is overrated." When you have been in the house watching movies all week, going to the movies to watch another may not be a suitable date; neither is going out to eat when you love to cook and you are able to entice your date with an extraordinary meal. So what are some ideas that you can come up with