Physical Benefits

Arguably the easiest and most obvious benefit, ballroom dancing is a great workout. Specifically, social dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity that burns fat and can boost your metabolism. In just 30 minutes of dance, you can burn between 200-400 calories. And as we all know, burning an extra 300 calories a day can help you lose ½-1 pound a week. The Journal of Physiological Anthropology finds that dance as exercise is just as effective for weight loss as cycling or running. And it’s also an excellent form of maintenance exercise; to stay healthy and toned once you’ve reached your goal weight. 

But the best part of the physical benefits of dancing is that it is so much fun that you’re getting these benefits without feeling as though you’re working out!

Dancing also increases flexibility and most beginner dancers will notice a greater range of motion, a decrease in joint pain, muscle soreness and improvement to their balance and core strength. It won’t take long and you’ll look and feel stronger and toned. 

Do you have concerns about your physical health? Ballroom Dance can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health, strengthen bones, lower the risk of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and promote increased lung capacity. We can help with recovery from orthopedic surgery and the New England Journal of Medicine found that dance was one of the only activities that reduced the risk of cognitive impairments like dementia. 

Dancing is a great way to raise your endorphins levels! And endorphins are responsible for alleviating pain and enhancing immune responses. You’ll feel and look great!

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So why not try it out? Come alone or with your dance partner. Learn something new, make new friends, and reap numerous health and social benefits… all from merely learning to dance. Find the Fred Astaire Dance Studio nearest you, and join us for some FUN!

We look forward to seeing you soon, and helping you take the first step on your dance journey!