3 Social Benefits of Dance

We are, by nature, social creatures. We rely on interaction with others to make common cause, to feel worthy and needed, to develop and maintain relationships and friendships.

This isn’t always easy. But dance can help. Dance – and the many activities at  Fred Astaire Dance Studios – emphasize a sense of inclusion and community and can enhance social skills.

The social benefits of dance:

  • Improving social skills. The simple aspects – asking “May I have this dance?” – offer a roadmap for meeting others. It is so much easier to chat in an environment based around the mutual interest of dance. Being part of a class every week allows individuals who are shy or not comfortable in big groups to find a comfort level.
  • An improved outlook. Dancers simply feel better – dance busts stress, builds strength and puts a smile on everyone’s face. A big smile expresses openness and a willingness to engage, and that can help defeat loneliness. Feel better, look better, be better.
  • Building self-confidence by learning a new skill. Taking lessons and classes and improving at dance bolsters self-esteem and self-confidence. A feeling of command on the dance floor can begin to translate to the rest of a person’s life. Others will respond to the expertise you express on the dance floor.

It’s time to get out there, meet new people with similar interests and enjoy these interactions. Dance can be your path forward!