Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What Social Dancing Can Do For You

Social dancing... It's great for the mind, body and spirit! When you think of learning to Country dance or exploring the Argentine Tango, the first thing that comes to mind may not be all of the ways that social dancing can heal you as a person or as a couple, but in fact dancing can do just that. For example, for couples, partner dancing encourages teamwork: two people engaged in an activity for a common goal. In the case of ballroom dancing, that would be for the purpose of having more fun and looking great. Couples also benefit by simply being more physical with each other. Embracing may not be something that couples who have been together for a while do often enough. In partner dancing, couples get to be intimate, and learn a new hobby, all at the same time.

For singles and couples, social partner dancing may inspire one to go out and meet new people who also love to dance. Heading out to a Latin dance club or Country bar and Two Stepping or Salsa dancing the night away with a variety of partners will surely help with forming new friendships with those who have similar interests. A sense of community and belonging is key and, during the holiday months, may be even more essential when you think of those who don't have much family or are looking to expand their social circle with friends who are enthused about the same things.

That being said, social dancing can offer a way to make deeper connections with others. Because dancing is an international language, through it one can connect with others of different cultures on the dance floor. For those that love to travel, try social ballroom dancing in another country and see how easy it can be to relate to a new friend after a dance or two. It's a pretty cool feeling to know that you can feel more aligned to someone from another place after experiencing a dance with them.

Social dancing is a HUGE stress reliever! Now that the holiday season is in full effect, ways to let go of unwanted pressures are primary.  Regardless of the time of year, life can be stressful. Social dancing not only gives you a healthy way to distract yourself from life's burdens, but it also allows you to physically to unwind. Just getting up and moving releases energy that may be pent up from from a long day at work, or spending time with those relatives that seem to show up at your doorstep every holiday. :) Once you really get dancing, like in the Swing for example, your endorphins will also kick in, making it nearly impossible to be in a grumpy mood. Now for that benefit alone, it is worth learning to dance!

There are many, many more reasons why everybody should learn to dance. Music heals the heart and, coupled with physical activity, dancing is the perfect way to enhance your life. If you would like to see how dancing can elevate your spirit, and if you're an Arizona resident, contact us at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona. In our New Student Offer, you will get a window into the excitement of partner dancing and how easy it is to learn. To get started today, give us a call at 480-968-6177 or submit a request through our website to be contacted. We would love to share the many gifts that social dancing has to offer with you!

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