Dancing Proves to Make You Smarter
June 27, 2016
You know us. We’ll do anything to get you dancing and we’ve often spoken of the many benefits of dance – better physical conditioning, better balance, a happier social life and the sense of community and family you get at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios.
Well, we want to let you in on a little secret. Dancing is good for you in another way – it makes you smarter.
Hey, we’re for real. According to Psychology Today (and we quote): “Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance at least once a week anyone can maximize his or her brain function.”
Move your body, build your brain. What’s not to like here?
Dancing frees the spirit and provides a wonderful outlet that includes setting and meeting goals – through our Fred Astaire Trophy System – and with our many competitions and showcases. Our practice parties open you up to new dance partners and friends.
So what are you waiting for? The smart people are dancing. They’re growing fit and happy. They’re getting smarter. And they’re waiting for you to join them. Stop in or call us today for more information about our group and private ballroom dance instruction in all styles (foxtrot, rumba, tango, waltz) of ballroom dance.