The 5 Excuses You Are Making and Why You Should Dance Anyway!
Are you still waiting to check "learn the cha cha" off of your New Year's Resolutions list? If your dance lesson daydreams are on hold because of a multitude of excuses, it's time to stop hesitating. For every excuse, there is a reason to rumba, fox trot, waltz and more.
Excuse #1: I'm too busy.
If your packed schedule has you feeling stressed, scheduling a weekly dance lesson will prove especially beneficial. As with other forms of exercise, dancing relieves built-up tension. The mental aspect of dance also improves your memory, keeping your mind sharp and clear during your day-to-day life.
Excuse #2: I'm so uncoordinated.
Feeling clumsy is all the more reason to get your feet moving. Dancing improves your kinesthetic awareness, which involves your spatial awareness, balance and agility. Basically, the more you dance, the more coordinated you will become. Your weekly samba steps will also improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.
Excuse #3: I'm out of shape.
Again, what better reason to start dancing? The physical exertion of dancing does wonders for heart and respiratory health. It is also a fun, effective way to improve fitness without even realizing you are getting in shape. A 150 pound person burns an average of 240 calories per hour of dancing.
Excuse #4: I'm too tired.
If sluggishness is holding you back from attending dance classes, boost your energy levels by doing just that. Your weekly class could heighten overall physical performance and increase your energy levels, according to research published in The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. Your mental sleepiness and general mental health could see improvement as well. Dancing, like most physical activity, boosts your mood with endorphins.
Excuse #5: I don't have anyone to go with.
If your pals or partner are not keen on those swing dance lessons you are eager to try, don't sweat it. No partner necessary! Your instructor will function as your partner during your lessons and you are sure to meet new people and make new friends. Social interaction and physical activity are a health benefit power pack, as being social can boost happiness and immunity to illness, as well as reduce stress. Dancing is also a window to other cultures, so your weekly cha cha lesson may introduce you to a friend from a different part of the world.
Hesitations aside, dancing has been proven to lead to better quality of life. Now is the time to drop your excuses and pick up your dancing shoes. If you haven’t already, contact Arthur Murray Charleston to sign up today for your free personal dance lesson.