Our top 10 reasons to dance
Do you love to dance but never seem to do it? Whether you have dancing skills or not, it is always difficult to find the time or the will to bust a move. To make it easier for you, we have come up with ten reasons why you should stop finding excuses and start grooving!
It’s the perfect break
Because we all need a break – from sitting for hours in front of a computer, or from running around doing chores… We can easily get stressed and overwhelmed. Dancing, like any other physical activity, releases neurotransmitters and endorphins. These hormones create a positive feeling in the body, relieving stress, anxiety and depression. So, put an awesome song on, let the music take over and dance away your troubles!
It’s the perfect workout
Dancing is a fun activity, but it is also an excellent cardiovascular workout! It involves your whole body, so you can tone your lower and upper bodies. If you’re reluctant to go to the gym or buy expensive equipment, it is the ideal solution to burn calories. Find a good playlist and sweat to the beat!
It boosts your confidence
It can be hard to let go and dance – sometimes because we are a bit too self-conscious or too shy. Dancing allows you to feel more comfortable with your body and will boost your self-esteem. Whether you choose to get twerking in the safe cocoon of your own home, or in front of complete strangers in a bar, remember that the first step is always the hardest. Once you choose to lose yourself to the rhythm, all hesitation will step away.
It’s a great excuse to socialise
In a dancing class or in a club, dancing is also a social activity. Dancing will help develop your social skills and allow you to share a new experience with new friends.
It’s good for your heart
However old and whatever your ailments are, dancing can most certainly help. For example, researchers have found that dancing significantly reduces blood pressure and improves your cardiovascular system. You can dance to your heart’s content!
It improves your cognitive functions
Dancing has beneficial effects on the brain. The activity is actually considered as an effective alternative to traditional exercise for patients suffering from neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Many studies have found that dancing can also improve memory and prevent dementia.
It improves your posture
Not only does dancing help release tension due to poor posture, but regular practice can even improve your posture. Professional dancers such as ballet dancers have to work on a strong posture to avoid injuries, balance issues and to look so graceful. Start dancing to work on your body alignment – and say goodbye to slouched shoulders!
It helps you stay young
Dancing has no age limit – even if you’re not able to do a full pirouette, marching in place can help. It will increase your body awareness which can in turn improve your balance and help prevent falls. As it also strengthens bones, low-impact dances have been found to help prevent and deal with osteoporosis and arthritis.
It’s a means of expression
In a world where speaking up is not always easy, and words can carry too many meanings, you can use your body! Self-expression is said to be of the utmost importance not only to learn about yourself but also to build relationships with others. Rather than being a “selfish” activity, expressing your feelings through dance is a way to open up to the world and others.
And you get to listen to music!
Music has been found to have a positive impact on health. It makes people happier, more relaxed and keeps the brain healthy. So think of all the benefits of dancing we have mentioned above and all of them with the magic of music… And you really have the ideal activity.
Dancing has amazing benefits on mental as well as physical health, it is stimulating, empowering and good for your whole body! So what are you waiting for? Whether it is in your living-room, in a nightclub or in a dance class, turn the music up – you now have ten reasons to sway to the beat!
If you’d prefer to dance with other like-minded people, Ikin Dance Australia have world-class facilities and teaching staff who are leading industry professionals. Being the best dance school on the Gold Coast, there is no better place to come bust a groove. We also offer a FREE trial class! Call us today to find out more – 5522 1863.