Look Better, Get Fit and Lose Weight

Dancing is one of the best forms of exercise. Some of the health and fitness benefits of dancing are weight loss and muscle gain, and boosting your physical endurance and range of motion, all while learning the latest dance steps. Consider the advantages of dancing compared to jogging, whether outdoors or on a treadmill -- it's an attractive social activity, a fun and enjoyable form of aerobic workout.  Meet other people who are likewise interested in the healthy benefits of this mild aerobic workout.

Dancing can burn up to 10 calories a minute without harmful side effects caused by high impact exercises such as running.  Our dance lessons include warm-up exercises and correct ways to stretch and prepare for dancing, and can be done with or without a partner.  Dancing is a fitness program that can be incorporated into your social life. By using dancing to get fit, you will not only start to look great, but it may provide a reason to get out more and improve your social life.

Inactive folks are more than twice as likely (2.4 times as likely) to have heart disease as more active people.

Each daily hour spent watching TV poses an 18-percent greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.  Unlike other studies, this one examined TV's impact on people of healthy weight and no history of heart disease.  Couch potatoes who spent more than four hours a day watching TV had a staggering 80-percent greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease. 

Strengthen relationships

Learning about leading and following teaches two people how to accomplish much more than two individuals on their own.  Plus, dancing can help keep two people together. After years of marriage, new excitement can be found together on the dance floor. It's a "shot in the arm." It encourages the spark of romance for stressed out, tension-plagued couples. It's great for keeping a marriage interesting and long lasting. When surveyed, more women said they would prefer a night of dancing to flowers or chocolates for St. Valentine's Day.  So, start your marriage by learning to dance for your wedding, and keep your relationship healthy by growing your dance ability together. 

Dance instruction opens a wide spectrum of social settings in which friendships are forged.  As you take pride in your accomplishment of learning to dance, your self-esteem will grow.  You will gain an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy yourself in public social settings. 

 

Romance

Ballroom dancing is as romantic as it is enjoyable. For years the world's greatest romantics have known the best way to a lady's heart is to take her onto the dance floor. Women love to dance; why not learn how?  Holding, touching and moving to the music is the most romantic skill any couple can add to their lives. The romantic properties of dance are a secret that all good dancers enjoy. 

Therapy

Dancing is one of many methods of exercise used to recover from physical ailments.  It's also a powerful psychological tool.  The method is called dance therapy, a form of psychotherapy that uses the creativity and movement involved in dance to help treat a wide range of ailments.

Dance therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance for emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral and physical conditions.  Dance movement therapy, as it is also called, strengthens the body/mind connection through body movements to improve both mental and physical well-being.  It is being used in disease prevention and health promotion programs as well as therapy for people with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, chronic pain, and certain forms of cancer. 

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