Want to Ballroom Dance? Here Are Some Great Physical and Mental Advantages That Will Come When You Step on the Dance Floor

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The new year is here, which means it's time to get out and try something different. One way to get up and moving is to sign up for some ballroom dance lessons. Not only is ballroom dancing a great way to impress your friends out on the dance floor, it's fantastic for your physical and mental well-being.

Here are just a few of the many benefits you will gain when you learn to dance.

Physical health

There are quite a few physical advantages of ballroom dance. They include:

Weight loss

On average, a 150-pound person will burn about 240 calories every hour they are dancing. Burning calories leads to burning fat, and with regular dance lessons you will be losing inches off your waist, thighs, and arms in no time!

Heart health

It is no secret that ballroom dance is a great physical activity, and you'll for sure be getting your heart pumping in every lesson. What's better is that you won't even know you're exercising because you'll be too busy having the time of your life learning how to rumba, cha cha, and samba.

Strength and flexibility

Chances are, during your first lesson you'll be using muscles you didn't even know existed. Each ballroom dance uses different muscles in your core, legs, and arms. Practicing all of these dances regularly will lead to a stronger, more flexible body.

Mental Health

Any dancer will soon realize there are plenty of mental health benefits that come when shuffling around on the dance floor as well.

Produces serotonin

Serotonin is a chemical that helps to produce a happy feeling all throughout your body. It helps regulate your sleep schedule, calm anxiety, and reduce thoughts of depression. Ballroom dancing is a great way to naturally boost your serotonin levels, and you are guaranteed to leave your lesson in a good mood.

Reduces stress

There is no better way to reduce stress and tension than learning how to dance. You'll feel all your stress melt away when you're dancing, and you won't have to worry about a thing when you are waltzing around the dance floor.

Improves memory

Remember, you're exercising your brain when you dance! Learning all those steps in sequence will strengthen your brain, and you will most likely find yourself remembering other small details in your daily life.

As you can see, ballroom dancing provides a host of benefits to anyone who shimmies along to the music. Interested in learning more or taking lessons? Contact our teachers today!

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